fontsize and dpi (was Re: Beta2: Nice job!)

Matt Emmerton matt at gsicomp.on.ca
Tue Aug 23 21:23:17 GMT 2005


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stijn Hoop" <stijn at win.tue.nl>
To: "Andreas Hauser" <andy at splashground.de>
Cc: <freebsd-current at www.freebsd.org>; "Eric Anderson"
<anderson at centtech.com>; "Devon H.O'Dell" <dodell at offmyserver.com>; "Andrew
Gallatin" <gallatin at cs.duke.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2005 8:40 AM
Subject: fontsize and dpi (was Re: Beta2: Nice job!)


> On Mon, Aug 22, 2005 at 06:57:48PM -0000, Andreas Hauser wrote:
> > dodell wrote @ Mon, 22 Aug 2005 07:01:50 -0700:
> > > They all use Bitstream Vera at a > ridiculously small font size
> >
> > startx -- -dpi 100
> > better ?
>
> Why this isn't already the default is beyond me... Or am I miscalculating
> dpi with the standard 1280x1024 17" flatpanel?
>
> --Stijn

Your calculations appear to be fine.
Your assumptions that everyone has a display that is equivalent or better
than a 1280x1024 17" flatpanel, thus making change in the defaults
reasonable, are very false.

--
Matt Emmerton



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