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    I have set my website’s font size to be 1.3em because I read that if you use em as the font size measurement unit, it will automatically scale on mobile or on shrank screen.

    Well it doesn’t work. When I shrink the screen, the letters are giant, so I have to reduce them manually to 0.7em in order to appear nicely on mobile, that is max-width:320px

    Am I doing something wrong? Should I use another measurement unit in order for my typeface to be responsive, or I should manually add the rules for handhelds devices? Or am I totally wrong?

    Thank you so very much for the help!


    em is not responsive by default, it is related to base font size. You can use @media-query to change base font-size.


    Thank you for the reply. So em is like the percentage then? In a sense that it will increase/decrease the font size based on the initial body value?

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