# Code chunks rendered in too large a font

The font used to render code chunks (whoel paragraphs rather than in-line) is too large, and larger than on say SO. This makes it difficult to insert code chunks from languages such as R in Questions or Answers. Code chunks are then displayed with scrollbars. For example, a trivial bit of R code:

> colnames(model.matrix(Y ~ Pred1*Pred2*Pred3*Pred4*Pred5 -1, data = DF))
[1] "Pred1"                         "Pred2"
[3] "Pred3"                         "Pred4"
[5] "Pred5"                         "Pred1:Pred2"
[7] "Pred1:Pred3"                   "Pred2:Pred3"
[9] "Pred1:Pred4"                   "Pred2:Pred4"
[11] "Pred3:Pred4"                   "Pred1:Pred5"
[13] "Pred2:Pred5"                   "Pred3:Pred5"
[15] "Pred4:Pred5"                   "Pred1:Pred2:Pred3"
[17] "Pred1:Pred2:Pred4"             "Pred1:Pred3:Pred4"
[19] "Pred2:Pred3:Pred4"             "Pred1:Pred2:Pred5"
[21] "Pred1:Pred3:Pred5"             "Pred2:Pred3:Pred5"
[23] "Pred1:Pred4:Pred5"             "Pred2:Pred4:Pred5"
[25] "Pred3:Pred4:Pred5"             "Pred1:Pred2:Pred3:Pred4"
[27] "Pred1:Pred2:Pred3:Pred5"       "Pred1:Pred2:Pred4:Pred5"
[29] "Pred1:Pred3:Pred4:Pred5"       "Pred2:Pred3:Pred4:Pred5"
[31] "Pred1:Pred2:Pred3:Pred4:Pred5"


The font size on SO seems more useful in this respect, and the font doesn't need to bee that big for code anyway.

• Looks fine to me, and exactly the same fonts as on StackOverflow. (I'm using Firefox 3.6.10 on Windows XP). Dec 14 '10 at 13:06
• This could be a linux thing? I'm viewing both sites in Chromium 8.0.560.0(0) and FireFox 3.5.15 under Fedora 12. I have later versions of those apps running on my laptop and at home with the same difference in font sizes between SO and CV. Dec 14 '10 at 13:13
• Seems no-one from the team is willing to check it :-(
– user88
Dec 22 '10 at 11:51