font sizes in xfce 4.10

Polytropon freebsd at
Mon May 28 05:37:44 UTC 2012

On Sun, 27 May 2012 23:53:03 -0500, Antonio Olivares wrote:
> I believe that I have found a way to fix the issue.
> The problem was the DPI, the fonts are the same size.  Now everything
> seems to be normal :)
> I vistited the online tour
> Then clicked on the application finder, appearance, then clicked on
> DPI and raised the number to 96 did not see what it was though.
> Thanks Polytropon for your valuable help and suggestions.

I actually had a similar problem with the fonts in many Gtk
and Gtk+ applications, so I changed the DPI value for the
whole X system by defining

	Option "DPI" "96 x 96"

in Section "Device" for your graphics card.

You can also let X determine the DPI value automatically
by entering

	DisplaySize 410 305

in Section "Monitor" for your monitor; units are in mm.

To try which resolution fits best, you can use the followng

	% xinit -- -dpi 72
	% xinit -- -dpi 75
	% xinit -- -dpi 96
	% xinit -- -dpi 100
	% xinit -- -dpi 115

If you're using a LCD panel, it should be obvious and match
the real hardware parameters.

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