Why EDID is not trustworthy for DPI

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Oct 5 16:35:32 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-10-05 at 10:49 -0500, Matyas Selmeci wrote:

> > > Windows used to have a gui that would show a ruler on your monitor and
> > > say "hold a real ruler up to this and slide the slider until its the
> > > same size." Given what's been said about how windows handles DPI I can
> > > only wonder what it did, but it might be a nice thing to have.
> > 
> > I think it was more some specific app that did that, wasn't it? I'm
> > almost sure it was either Paint Shop Pro or the GIMP, because obviously,
> > actual physical accuracy is quite important there. Otherwise it was
> > something like Office. It was definitely some specific app where WYSIWYG
> > was important, not an OS.
> A specific app may have done it as well, but before Vista, the DPI
> settings dialog box in the Control Panel had that feature.

ah, OK. thanks for the reminder.
Adam Williamson
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