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

Panagiotis Astithas past at ebs.gr
Wed Aug 24 20:50:09 GMT 2005


Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> 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.


Yeah, it seems that GNOME is imitating Windows in this. On Windows XP I 
get 96 dpi hardcoded, but I can change it to 120 dpi or some custom 
value. Funny, even Microsoft faces this issue...

Thanks,

Panagiotis


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