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Why is Webflow's default (1 em) font size 14px instead of 16px?

Hi, I am trying to establish a modular type/font scale using em units. Webflow’s 1em size seems to be the equivalent of 14px, whereas browsers translate 1em to 16px. Am I missing something? Do I have to set the base html in the CSS to 16 for every project?

Thanks for any help.

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Hey @rolomathias

Yes, you will have to set the base body tag to 16px for every project if you want. I also dislike this behavior, but that’s the way it is and the benefits outweighs this minor changes. So yeah, kinda sucks buts not a big deal.

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