GNOME 3 - font point sizes now scaled?

Daniel Drake dsd at
Fri Sep 30 22:30:01 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 6:05 PM, Jef Spaleta <jspaleta at> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 8:47 AM, Tomasz Torcz <tomek at> wrote:
>> Or (line 249)?
> I'm not sure that's relevant for the current codebase. But even so if
> you look at 73-75 the high and low reasonable limits don't seem
> unreasonable to me. And since the OLPC screen hardware being described
> is between the high/low reasonable limits in that particular bit of
> code you are pointing to, the fall back logic wouldn't fire so it
> couldn't be the cuase of the particular technical issue which started
> this thread.

Jef, you're right, but Tomasz's link did send me in the right direction. Thanks!

Here is the equivalent code of today:


Summary: GNOME hardcodes DPI to 96 regardless of X configuration.

However, it now has a text scaling factor in gsettings that I was not
aware of. So I guess I just need to find an appropriate factor that
makes fonts look OK on the XO.


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