On 01/26/2005 12:28 PM, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
Le mercredi 26 janvier 2005 à 12:12 +0000, Dariusz J. Garbowski a
>1280x1024@17" LCD (96 dpi).
A real 1280*960@17" screen is 100dpi (you can do the math if you want).
I did the math ;-) Looks like:
displaysize should be 13.58" x 10.19" (assuming 4:3 display ratio).
So horizontal: 1280/13.58 = 94.25 dpi
vertical: 1024/10.19 = 100.49 dpi
Correct me if I am wrong -- this was quick calc.
X reports that my display is 96 dpi, which looks like some "average" of
what I just calculated.
The reason windows is stuck at 96dpi is lots of first-gen 17"
cheated and their products were either a bit smaller or could not fill
all the glass space (you were stuck with a black band around the
At 100dpi AA looks good in all reasonable sizes (I'm not talking about
the people that burn their eyes on < 10pt fonts)
It does look ok on LCD.
However I still like my xterms with bitmap fonts -- they are superior
sharp. I use other apps with AA and it's ok (e.g. Eclipse with Courier).