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

Stefan Ehmann shoesoft at gmx.net
Wed Aug 24 08:29:10 GMT 2005


On Tue, 2005-08-23 at 14:40 +0200, Stijn Hoop wrote:
> 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?

I find 100 dpi unusable on my 1280x1024 17" TFT (which is the default
here).

Most applications pretty much ignore those settings. But e.g. konqueror
fonts are ridiculously big. I forced it back to 75dpi via DisplaySize in
my xorg.conf and it looks much better for me.



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