Re: DPI, font size, and Debian
Mike Hommey (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> On Sun, Dec 05, 2004 at 08:55:17PM -0600, Billy Biggs <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I discussed this issue further and updated my proposal. Given that
> > many people do believe that a measure of the "real" DPI is a useful
> > thing to keep around, and that all font rendering systems seem to
> > honour the Xft.dpi value, at least if we can get this set everywhere
> > to a standard nominal value of 96.0 I think we will be ahead:
> > http://scanline.ca/dpi/
> I would personnally add something: make gnome NOT use its default
> 96dpi, but what the X server gives it. It's annoying to have to put
> gnome at the real dpi we already took time to put in X.
The GNOME system has the nice property that it can be changed without
restarting X. Moving towards systems with this property is a good
thing. GNOME also advertises it in a vendor neutral way (XSETTINGS) and
sets the Xft X resource so that other applications use its DPI value, so
it seems like it is going in the right direction.
Regardless, my proposal is simply to have Xft always default to 96
DPI, independent of the DPI value you put in X.