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

Devon H. O'Dell dodell at offmyserver.com
Tue Aug 23 21:27:25 GMT 2005


On Tue, Aug 23, 2005 at 04:57:26PM -0400, Matt Emmerton wrote:
> ----- 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

On this 15 inch 1024x768 laptop LCD, I took Andreas' advice and I much
prefer this DPI at this resolution as well.

--Devon


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