mjs at ces.clemson.edu
Wed Mar 14 21:52:18 UTC 2007
On Wed, 14 Mar 2007, Kwan Lowe wrote:
>>> If things are too small, then just increase your font or icon size - Don't
>>> blame the display ??
>>> I have LCD as well and love it !
>> And make sure that your font configurator knows the true DPI of your
>> display. That way it can scale fonts to their true size.
> Do you know if this actually works with X? Way back when the mountains
> were young, I did some work at a printing company so got very familiar
> with point sizes. As far as I can tell, the "points" that most settings
> refer to is actually a pixel size and not the real "points" in the sense
> of the per-inch measurement.
For the older font system, I think you are right. But fonts have gotten a
lot better in recent years (for software that supports the newer system).
In System -> Preferences -> Fonts, select Details, then fiddle with the
DPI setting. Your desktop fonts will rescale as you do so--not perfectly
(fonts do eventually need to be rendered in a box made up of discrete
pixels, so there are rounding issues), but every so often you'll see them
change to maintain their closest to correct sizes for a screen with that
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