m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Wed Jun 2 06:16:36 UTC 2010
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On 02/06/2010 04:21:53, Bernt Hansson wrote:
> 2010-05-30 09:51, Gary Kline skrev:
>> according to one fellow, the top display shows only 72dpi;
>> that is why sans serif [like arial] render better than, say,
>> times. does this still hold?
> No it does not. My display has 96 DPI and it is 12-15 years old and
> 35 Kg.
Even that is pretty coarse nowadays. This Mac does 1920x1200 on a
display approximately 370x230mm. Which is 132dpi.
Even so, you still need special fonts to display clearly on screen:
unless the hinting is done very carefully, letter spacing will appear to
vary arbitrarily on anything below about 200dpi. Sans-serif similarly
works well when there are fewer pixels per glyph. However, once you
start printing, it's a different story. Even a really cheap laser
printer will do 600dpi nowadays, and most are better than that.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
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JID: matthew at infracaninophile.co.uk Kent, CT11 9PW
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