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Main text font sizes compared

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The font family and the font size used for regular text in posts and static pages vary from theme to theme. This post is an attempt to sort wordpress.com themes according to displayed text size.

Sample text illustrating the differences

[Note: a few of the following will not display correctly if the font is not installed in your computer.]

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (1a)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (1b)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (1c)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (2a)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (2b)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (3)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (4a)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (4b)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (4c)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (4d)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (5a)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (5b)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (5c)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (5d)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (5e)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (6a)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (6b)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (7a)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (7b)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (8a)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (8b)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (9)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (10)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (11a)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (11b)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (11c)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (12)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (13a)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (13b)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (13c)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (14a)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (14b)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (14c)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (14d)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (14e)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. Duis aute irure dolor. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (14f)

Corresponding Themes

1a. Benevolence, Sweet Blossoms.

1b. Chaotic Soul (except latest post).

1c. Jentri.

2a. Fjords 04, Greenery, Hemingway, Neat, Silver is the New Black.

2b. Beach, Connections, MLB Retro, Simpla, Structure.

3. Andreas 09, Fauna, Ocean Mist, Supposedly Clean, Toni, Treba.

4a. Blogum, Matala.

4b. Blix, Dark Wood, Digg 3 Column, Dusk, Enterprise, Flower Power, Girl in Green, Green Marinée, Grid Focus, Iceburgg, Monochrome, Neutra, Piano Black, The Morning After.

4c. Ambiru, Andreas 04, Greyzed, zBench.

4d. Banana Smoothie; Chaotic Soul (latest post only).

5a. Almost Spring, Freshy, K2-lite, Kubrick, Modularity Lite, Nishita, Ocadia, Oulipo, Redoable Lite, Regulus, Rounded, Solipsus, Thirteen, Under the Influence, White as Milk.

5b. Sunburn.

5c. Emire, Fleur de Lys, Light, Pool, Unsleepable.

5d. Choco, Notepad, Paperpunch, Retro MacOS, Titan, Triton Lite.

5e. Chunk, Clean Home, Imbalance 2 (main page), P2, Rusty Grunge, Vertigo.

6a. Forever.

6b. Day Dream, Inuit Types, Prologue, Sapphire, Spring Loaded, Vigilance.

7a. Albeo, Andrea, Black-Letterhead, Chaos Theory, Contempt, Fresh Bananas, Garland, iNove, Misty Look, MLB Fan, MLB Modern, Neo-Sapien, Shocking Blue Green, Tarski.

7b. Bueno, Coraline, Pilcrow, Suburbia, Sundance, The Journalist v1.3.

8a. Duotone, Fusion, iTheme2, Monotone, Motion, Steira, The Journalist v1.9, Twenty-eight Thirteen, Vostok.

8b. Elegant Grunge, Manifest.

9. WordPress Classic.

10. Bouquet, Chateau, Dusk to Dawn, Fadtastic, Reddle, Rubric.

11a. Adventure Journal, Brand New Day, NotesIL, Nuntius, Parament, Shaan, Skeptical.

11b. Fruit Shake, Selecta, Wu Wei.

11c. Bold Life, Mystique.

12. Spectrum.

13a. DePo Square.

13b. Duster, Twenty Eleven.

13c. Comet, DePo Masthead, Koi.

14a. Esquire, Pink Touch 2.

14b. Imbalance 2 (single post).

14c. Next Saturday, Vermilion Christmas.

14d. Strange Little Town.

14e. Liquorice, Quentin, Quintus, Twenty Ten.

14f. Autofocus.

Not listed:
• Sandbox 0.6.1, Sandbox 1.1, Sandbox 1.6.1, Sandbox 1.6.2, Toolbox (font not specified).
• Fresh & Clean, Retro-fitted, Splendio, Sunspot (I don’t have their fonts in my computer, so I cannot compare them).

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Discussion

8 thoughts on “Main text font sizes compared

  1. Thanks for this, will come in handy when I get tired of my theme (iNove) and wish to change.

    (I’m still wishing there was a way to manipulate the font size when you activate sandbox though… but that’s OT)

    Posted by RandomizeME | December 7, 2010, 13:40
  2. You’re welcome!
    I’m not sure I understand the remark in parentheses: of course you can manipulate the font size. Do you mean with or without the CSS upgrade?

    Posted by Panos | December 7, 2010, 21:54
  3. Hello there and thank you. :)

    Posted by timethief | December 11, 2010, 04:41
  4. Hi TT! You’re welcome, but what are you thanking me for?

    Posted by Panos | December 11, 2010, 22:16
  5. I’m thanking you for this good reference which I will use and refer others too. :)

    Posted by timethief | December 15, 2010, 19:35
  6. Sorry, I got confused – partly because of a promise you had made some time ago. So, nice to see you again here, and I’m sorry I got angry with you that time.

    Posted by Panos | December 16, 2010, 03:51
  7. I moved on long ago. That’s all forgotten. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and that 2011 exceeds all your expectations. :)

    Posted by timethief | December 17, 2010, 20:19
  8. Glad to hear that – all the best to you too!

    Posted by Panos | December 17, 2010, 20:49

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