I just stumbled upon this add-on that allows you to increase the font size of Arabic text on your browser.
The problem is that standard fonts are designed with Latin letters in mind, so the designers don't take into account the characteristics of Arabic letters. The main parts of Arabic letters tend to be smaller (for example, the vertical lines of ب and س are very short), so the letters are less prominent on the page and screen.
It's often better to use fonts that are designed specifically for Arabic characters, but unfortunately all the default fonts for browsers are designed for Latin characters, so Arabic web designers have to either use their own fonts or increase the font size.
The size of Arabic fonts is a real NIGHTMARE not only online but also printed. I thought that Arabs weren’t concerned by this problem. I am glad dear Abdullah and Mumtaz that you share this concern.
I do not use the computer for Arabic but a tablet, it limits certain possibilities but one can enlarge a text.
For Skype it is also better to chat and read on a tablet or a smartphone with a decent screen.
For books I scan the book and put it on the tablet. I am always doing very fastidious and complicated manœuvres. If only teachers and editors of Arabic grammars were aware of the problem. But it is rare.
Thank you Abdullah.
Unfortunately yes, Abdullah!
I remember when I used to be active in correcting Arabic notebook entries, seeing
Arabic diacritics (tashkil) was a nightmare, so I had to zoom in to 150% to be able
to relax and not worry about adding the wrong diacritic!
Thank you for the Chrome extension :)