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font size issue with Safari 5.1.4 for Mac

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There font size difference between the MAC versions of Safari Version 5.1.4 &  Firefox version 3.6.13. The font size in Safari is noticably larger than Firefox. I'm not seeing this difference on my PC, just the MAC and just this latest version of Safari. I've attached a screenshot for both browsers. Any ideas how to fix this issue or is this just a matter of fonts displaying differently on different browsers?

styles for fonts (could this have to do with pt vs px?)

font-size:8pt;
line-height:12pt;
font-style:italic;
font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;

MAC Firefox ScreenshotMAC -Safari screenshot
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Are you using a CSS reset?

If your not using a reset and your using points(pt), then it's a matter of the browsers displaying the font sizes differently.  
Here's an article that explains it pretty nicely:  http://kyleschaeffer.com/best-practices/css-font-size-em-vs-px-vs-pt-vs/

I would try switching to pixels though, instead of points. As pointed out in the article above, points are used for print, pixels for screen.
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thanks LZ1 - I don't see a reset -I'll add one. I switched to px - hopefully that'll work. thanks for the help!
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