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Corp Bio text is massive via the forums?!

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Eddard Varbosa
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#1 - 2011-09-09 01:06:11 UTC
Checkout my corp bio:
https://gate.eveonline.com/Corporation/Canary%20Wharf%20Industries

It appears perfectly normal ingame, but on the forums the text is huge.
Any ideas why?
Lokduin
Haven Enterprises Incorporated
#2 - 2011-09-09 01:09:33 UTC
Can't sleep, the Bio's going to eat me....
Tippia
Sunshine and Lollipops
#3 - 2011-09-09 01:18:59 UTC  |  Edited by: Tippia
It's not just corp bios — it's all bios¹.

It's because they've… ehm… somewhat naïvely, let's say, converted the in-game size to HTML size units. So an in-game text that (like in this case) has been set to size 12 — i.e. 12pt high capital letters — is given a size=12 font attribute in EVE Gate.

The problem is that HTML size units are quite different. They range from 1 (really small) to 7 (really large), with 3 being the "normal" size. Assigning a value of 12 to this size means that you're going 5 steps out of bounds beyond the “really large” step. Also, the size attribute they're using has been deprecated since roughly forever and shouldn't be used — they should have gone for a style attribute instead, with the size being specified in points or pixels.


¹ edit: actually, scratch that. It's not all bios. If I were to guess, it's probably only bios where people have used the size selector to fiddle around with the text — if you've entered stuff and not modified it in any way, it could possibly show up as normal.
Eddard Varbosa
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#4 - 2011-09-09 07:53:32 UTC
Thanks for your insight, but you can't change text size on corp bios... that feature is only available on player bios.
I know it's not really that important but it's bugging me. Shocked
Kalen Vox
Veyr
The Veyr Collective
#5 - 2011-09-09 08:29:09 UTC
Well I guess even if you couldn't change it, the text would still have to have a size parameter.
Eddard Varbosa
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#6 - 2011-09-09 08:35:30 UTC
Kalen Vox wrote:
Well I guess even if you couldn't change it, the text would still have to have a size parameter.

I agree. But if theirs no variable size parameter, why does the size of the text in my corp bio differ from everyone elses?
Kalen Vox
Veyr
The Veyr Collective
#7 - 2011-09-09 08:57:34 UTC
Actually, you're right. I got the impression from someone else in the thread that all the bios were like that now, but I checked my corp bio and it seems fine. In that case I'm afraid I've no idea what the problem is.
Louis deGuerre
The Dark Tribe
#8 - 2011-09-09 09:00:31 UTC
Reply to an evemail message in EVEGate

Message text becomes gigantic (and usually trigger malicious html warning even if plain text Evil).
CCP Glaka
C C P
C C P Alliance
#9 - 2011-09-09 09:12:02 UTC
This is being looked into and worked on as we speak. This should be fixed in the next hotfix Smile

HOHOHO

Assaj Ventress
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#10 - 2011-09-09 09:32:17 UTC
When I read eve mails in EVEMon, the text is also huge and light blue :(