Is there an iPad tweak to change the font size in Safari?

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    Preferably something that can be used to change it on the fly. Something like the Magnifier tweak that, AFAIK, only exists for the iPhone. Bonus points if you know of a free tweak, of course.

    I'm not looking for system wide font size increase, two finger pinch to zoom, or the screen magnification under accessibility.

    I want to be able to increase the font size, have text re-wrap appropriately, and I'd like to be able to do this from within Safari.
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    In settings, turn on zoom. It can be turned on and off with 3 finger tap.
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    When you to a 2 finger spread to zoom in it also increases text size.
    No tweak required.
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    I appreciate the responses, but that's not what I'm looking for.

    I want just the text size to increase - so that it automatically wraps. If one zooms using either of the above methods, one has to drag the screen left and right to read a whole sentence.
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    Accessibility under general, in settings is what you are looking for
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    See above.
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    Unfortunately, unless you're jailbroken, there is nothing that'll allow you to zoom in on the text in Safari and have it reflow. All that's available is the double-tap to zoom.

    Which is one of the main reasons I use Atomic Web browser, which does have a font size increase/reflow function. Maybe take a look at that?

    One of these days, Apple will figure out we like to make text reflow. Until then....

    Sorry, but no go.

    Marilyn
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    The person is jailbroken. This is in the hacking section and they said "a tweak". :)
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    Oi!

    Teach me not to read the forum heading before I answer, yeah. Thanks for catching it, Grayson!

    Unfortunately, I spoke too soon. When I went to Cydia to answer this question - turns out the tweak I was thinking of cannot be purchased by iPad owners, as it's only for an iPhone/iPod (and it specifically states "not for iPad"). Sorry.

    So, I stand by my original answer - try using a different browser because, right now, on the iPad, you can't reflow text in Safari.

    Sorry for the confusion.

    Marilyn
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    I think we will keep you Marilyn. :D

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