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

Panagiotis Astithas past at
Wed Aug 24 08:10:45 GMT 2005

Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> On Wednesday 24 August 2005 10:59, Doug Barton wrote:
>>Daniel O'Connor wrote:
>>>You really shouldn't change your DPI as a way of modifying your font
>>>Your display really is 75 (well 76) DPI
>>Ca/usr/src/tools/tools/recoverdisk/n you explain a little more about that? 
> I've never really understood the
>>interactions of all these different elements.
> Well DPI is the number of dots per inch your monitor shows.
> When you say "I want a 8 point font" you mean "please make the font a size 
> such that a lowercase x is 8/32 inches high on my display device".
> So if you have a 76 DPI monitor it ends up 19 pixels high, and for a 300dpi 
> printer it would be 75 pixels high, but as long as the DPI settings are 
> correct they will be the same physical size.

What would you recommend for a WXGA screen (1280x800) that reports:

(--) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (98, 101)

GNOME picks a default dpi of 96, but what would be the correct value?
98, 99, 100 or 101?



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