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CSS Body Font Size Does Not Work

datzent83 asked
Last Modified: 2008-07-08
I have a defined CSS with a body tag, but for some reason the font size does not work. Everything else works jut fine, but not the font size. Below is my CSS:

body {
      background-color: #ffffff;
      background-image: url(/images/bg_drop_shade.gif);
      background-repeat: repeat-x;
      font-family: Lucida Sans Unicode, Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
      font-size: 11pt;
    color: #687b91;
    margin: 0px;
.headerBold {
      font-family: Lucida Sans Unicode, Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
      font-size: 11pt;
      font-weight: bold;
      font-style: normal;

.headerNormal {
      font-family: Lucida Sans Unicode, Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
      font-size: 11pt;
      font-weight: normal;
      font-style: normal;

Usually when defining the font size in the body tag within the CSS it uses that font size as default, but not this one. The font family, background, colors all work fine. What could it be?
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Works for me. Are your browser settings interfering?

...what browser are you using? Have you tried a different browser?


I am using Intertnet Explerer 7 and Firefox 2.0 and both of them have the same problem. Could it be with the page itself?
First make sure you don't have the text-size altered in your browser because that can make your text appear smaller or larger than specified.  This can be verified by going to View-->Text Size--> ... in both browsers.

Your CSS appears to be correct. Can you paste your HTML or a link to your page?
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.

font-family: "Lucida Sans Unicode", Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;

Use the quotation marks as shown.

If that doesn't work try

      font-size: 11em;

If nothing happens there then possibly there is something else overriding your definition of font-size.
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