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On most web sites, when I look at them with Chrome on my phone (a Nexus 4 running stock Android 4.2.2), I can adjust the font size by double-tapping a column of text to make it widen to fill the screen. However, this doesn't work on; I don't know why -- the text is quite small.

I've already got the browser set up to display (very) large fonts: I'd gone to "settings", "Accessibility", and have cranked the "Text scaling" slider over to 155%, which is ginormous. (There's also a check in the box that says "Force Enable Zoom", which I don't recall setting; I guess that's the default).

Anyway: this feature works fine on most sites, just not Wikipedia (and perhaps a few others). Any advice for making Wikipedia readable?

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I'm not seeing a problem on my Galaxy Nexus. Are you using the mobile version of the site ( Have you considered using the Wikipedia app? (There, at least, you can increase the font size to 300%.) – Al E. Jun 20 '13 at 16:59
Hi Al, thanks for checking! Yes, it's the mobile version of the site (oddly, asking for the desktop version doesn't change that). I have indeed tried the Wikipedia app; I can't at the moment remember why I no longer use it; I'll give it another look. – offby1 Jun 21 '13 at 4:28
Turns out the Wikipedia app works well enough.I still don't know why Chrome works the way it does, but the standalone app is good enough. – offby1 Jun 27 '13 at 16:15
I'm having same problem with Nexus 7/Android 4.3/Chrome 30.0.1599.92. Seems like text scaling works as it should with, say, text-boxes like their one I'm typing this message in, but not on regular paragraphs: it just fits the paragraph on the screen. – Yuval Nov 2 '13 at 9:33
Websites can ask the browser not to allow the user to scale it, that's why you can't zoom in. – Alex Dumitru Nov 2 '13 at 16:32

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