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

Andrew Tomazos andrew at
Wed Aug 24 02:15:22 GMT 2005

> > You really shouldn't change your DPI as a way of modifying your font
> size..
> >
> > Your display really is 75 (well 76) DPI
> Can you explain a little more about that? I've never really understood the
> interactions of all these different elements.

DPI stands for dots per inch.  It is the number of pixels (the individual
dots your screen grid is made out of) that fit into one-inch of the screen.

Theoretically you should set that to what it actually is.

By lieing to the computer and telling it you've got 100 DPI rather than 75
DPI you convince it to make everything change size -- which makes your fonts
the size you want them.

However this is a perversion you will suffer for later, (if you ever print
something out for example) - because the computer thinks everything is a
different size than what it actually is.

Don't lie to your computer!  You should have a relationship based on

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