Larger Chinese Font?

January 06, 2013, 06:08 PM posted in General Discussion

Does anyone know of a way to make *only* the Chinese fonts here display bigger on their browser (any browser)?  I can all text larger, which tends to distort the page itself, but I cannot find a tweak in my browser (a Firefox variant called Pale Moon) which changes exclusively the Chinese font.

Sidenote: If you use Firefox and find that the white background is distracting while studying, there's an add-on called Blank Your Monitor which allows the user to change the background and text colors.

Thanks for your help!

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March 23, 2013, 10:20 PM

I use both IE and Chrome, but not Firefox.

Chrome definitely is more Chinese Pod friendly, yet IE is stable as well. I use the "View" tab and enlarge the screen itself in IE and in Chrome you can do the same thing.

The best solution for studying the characters I've found is using Skritter to practice writing! I bought a reconditioned Bamboo Pen about a year and a half ago and have been very happy using it. (Skritter is built into the Vocabulary section of Chinese Pod by the way; it's what you use to write with and is a stand-alone Chinese writing website as well).

The second best solution is to download the .pdf file and enlarge it.

I tried downloading Chinese character practice paper when I first started studying and feel it will work, but I haven't found the time to dedicate to this sort of repetitive 'muscle memory' drill (although I believe it would be very efffective for me.)

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March 24, 2013, 03:15 AM

Actually with firefox at least you can enlarge the font on a website by holding down the control button and push forward the mouse scroll wheel (or make it smaller by pushing back)