mac os x – Appropriate (large) standard font sizes

For smaller sizes, the default settings become strangely specific. Why 14, but not 15 or 16 or vice versa? This becomes an actual problem if the application does not allow the selection of a custom integer size, even with cheats. The text tool becomes fundamentally flawed and broken.

I do not think you should primarily use such sparse selective defaults. It feels like a bad design. This leads to a distortion of the popularity of font sizes, thereby reducing diversity. For smaller point sizes, in particular less than or equal to 21, odd point sizes are a different world than even point sizes. Each size counts: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

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Then add sizes randomly. Use odd sizes if you like, even sizes if you want, etc.

A scale could look like this:
8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 36, 40, 48, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 88, 96, 128, 192, 256, 512, 1024, 4096, 16384, 65536, 16777216, 4294967296

Or so:

8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 38, 41, 44, 48, 52, 57, 63, 69, 76, 84, 93, 104, 117, 132, 149, 169, 192, 219, 251, 289, 334, 387, 450, 525, 615, 724, 855, 1014, 1208, 1444, 1733, 2089, 2528, 3071, 3746, 4588, 5642, 6966, 8636, 10750, 13435, 16859, 21242, 26872, 34133, 43532, 55744, 71672, 92525, 119930, 156083, 203959, 267603, 352533, 466303, 619294, 825822, 1105697, 1486436, 2006396, 2719239, 3700314, 5055803, 6935888, 9553762, 13213175, 18348491, 25583145, 35815244, 50343372, 7105265935915244 887793816, 1294285791, 1894561295, 2784502083, 4109101254

It is completely up to you which numbers you choose. As long as it is possible to select any integer size.