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Re: New font defaults for new users - feedback wanted!

Am Freitag, 8. April 2005 18:40 schrieb Bastian Venthur:
> > Right, you did not. But I'll explain: fonts have e.g. a selected size of
> > 12pt. 1pt = 1/72 inch. So you must know, how many pixels an inch is. It's
> > that easy.
> Ok I see my error: I allways thought an 8px font has to be 8pixles high. I
> think if you calculate your monitor-dpi correctly it turns out, that an 8px
> font *is* 8pixles high -- if this is true, I wonder why we need this
> dpi-stuff anyway?

Yes, 8px is always 8 pixels but you don't specifiy fonts in px but in pt.
At 72dpi (old MacOS value), 1pt = 1px, at 84dpi, 1pt < 1px


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