GNOME 3 - font point sizes now scaled?

Bastien Nocera bnocera at
Mon Oct 3 15:30:16 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-09-30 at 11:00 +0100, Daniel Drake wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm working on bringing OLPC up-to-date with all the great efforts
> with GNOME 3, systemd, etc.
> On the OLPC XO laptops we have quite a strange screen - it is small
> (152mm x 114mm) but very high resolution (1200x900 i.e. 201 dots per
> inch).
> Previously, on Fedora 14, we had to adjust the default GNOME font
> sizes since they didn't look right on the screen (I think they were
> too big). Now I'm looking at applying the same set of customisations
> to Fedora 16 since the default fonts are uncomfortably small on our
> display.

We currently hard-code the DPI:

But you can work-around the problem by using text-scaling-factor
GSettings, which would then be "201 / 96".


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