Aspect Ratio Table of Common Fonts

Ratio of X-Height to Font Size for Some Commonly Used Fonts

font-size-adjust demonstration
Different font families at the exact same size have different x-heights, and so different aspect ratios. © 2012 J Kyrnin licensed to About.com

Font aspect ratios are calculated by dividing their x-height by their size. This table shows my calculations for the aspect ratios of several popular font families. You can then use these with the property to keep your pages looking good and your type legible even if your first choice font is not available.

Learn more about how to use the font-size-adjust property.

Common Font Aspect Ratios

FontAspect Ratio
Arial0.52
Avant Garde0.45
Bookman0.40
Calibri0.47
Century Schoolbook0.48
Cochin0.41
Comic Sans0.53
Courier0.43
Courier New0.42
Garamond0.38
Georgia0.48
Helvetica0.52
Palatino0.42
Tahoma0.55
Times New Roman0.45
Trebuchet0.52
Verdana0.55