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Font Sizes

Sorry for another "newbie" question, but I am having a play with songs and themes and am getting rather confused with the Font Size settings.
In the previous version of Zionworx, we used a font size of 30pt for the song text; and the default 10pt for the copyright information.
I am struggling to work out what the unit is for the new font sizes - they obviously aren't point; as using even size 10 makes the text massive.
Is there a conversion between the old and new units being used?

Martin Bloomfield

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A good question. The short answer is that the number is a percentage of the overall screen height. So 10 is 10% of the height - for a 1024x768 screen the font height would be approximately 76 pixels.

A key feature in ZionWorx 2014 was maintaining the font appearance when moving between different environments (i.e. setting up at home and bringing to church) and we thought for a long time about the best way of approaching this and percentage seemed to us to be the simplest way of achieving this.

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Thanks for the response. I can see the logic behind your decisions, it will certainly make preparation at home easier; as I know the item text will break and appear the same.

As an application developer, and user of lots of other software, I was just so used to font sizes being in points that it confused me.

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