Larger font size in Arabic
Thread poster: Nesrin

Nesrin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:57
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Jun 15, 2009

This request is so long overdue - as it's been annoying me since about the first day I joined Proz 5 years ago!! The thing is that while an English font size 12 is the default font size and perfectly legible when it comes to Latin letters, it's annoyingly small in Arabic. Yes it is legible, but it's just not comfortable, and sometimes it's actually hard to distinguish certain letters*. Whenever, for example, you have a bilingual English/Arabic text, it is customary to have an English font size 12 and the Arabic font size 14. Only then do they actually take up the same space.

So if it's technically possible, could we please have a font size 14 for any Arabic text throughout the site? It would make a hell of a difference and the Arabic community will be eternally grateful!!

* e.g. ث and ت (these are two different letters, but the difference is barely visible in font size 12)


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PS: The font size here actually looks more like 10 - in that case, an increase to 12 in Arabic will do... (I could swear on some occasions, esp in Kudoz, the font size looks something like 8!!)


[Edited at 2009-06-15 09:18 GMT]


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Steffen Walter  Identity Verified
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Notified staff Jun 15, 2009

Thank you for this suggestion, Nesrin - I have just notified staff to this thread.

Steffen


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Nesrin  Identity Verified
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Thanks Steffen! Jun 15, 2009

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shfranke
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Pump up the size of Arabic text in proz.com to 12 pt (or even to 14 pt) Jun 15, 2009

Greetings... taHaiya Tayyiba wa maa b3ad...

I second and reinforce Nesrin's reasonable and good request to increase the size of Arabic text displayed inside proz.com (I thought that eyestrain-inducing display of such small-sized Arabic text was due [erroneously] to the settings of my monitor after I subscribed some years ago to proz.com).

An increase of the Arabic font size to 12 pt would be nice, and up to 14 pt even nicer.

Hope this helps. Khair, in shaa' Allah...

Regards to all,

Stephen H. Franke
San Pedro, California

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Nesrin wrote:

This request is so long overdue - as it's been annoying me since about the first day I joined Proz 5 years ago!! The thing is that while an English font size 12 is the default font size and perfectly legible when it comes to Latin letters, it's annoyingly small in Arabic. Yes it is legible, but it's just not comfortable, and sometimes it's actually hard to distinguish certain letters*. Whenever, for example, you have a bilingual English/Arabic text, it is customary to have an English font size 12 and the Arabic font size 14. Only then do they actually take up the same space.

So if it's technically possible, could we please have a font size 14 for any Arabic text throughout the site? It would make a hell of a difference and the Arabic community will be eternally grateful!!

* e.g. ث and ت (these are two different letters, but the difference is barely visible in font size 12)


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PS: The font size here actually looks more like 10 - in that case, an increase to 12 in Arabic will do... (I could swear on some occasions, esp in Kudoz, the font size looks something like 8!!)


[Edited at 2009-06-15 09:18 GMT]


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Jared Tabor
Local time: 16:57
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Thanks-- adjustment requested Jun 15, 2009

Thanks Nesrin for the suggestion, Stephen for the feedback, and Steffen for notifying staff. I have requested the font size adjustment to Arabic fonts be made.

Best regards,

Jared


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