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

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Wed Aug 24 10:43:39 GMT 2005

On Wednesday 24 August 2005 17:40, Panagiotis Astithas wrote:
> > 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?

98x101 :)
I doubt it matters very much but 100 dpi is probably going to be the best 
because it's a nice round number.

GNOME doesn't 'pick' 96 DPI, it seems to be just hardcoded to use that value 
by default unless the user overrides it.

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