On Fri, Nov 10, 2000 at 02:08:48PM -0700, Hubert Chan wrote: > > AFAIK, XF4 defaults to 100dpi, while XF3 defaulted to 75dpi, so fonts > specified using point sizes (1 point = 1/72 in) will be bigger. Some > applications specify fonts using pixel sizes, so they will stay the > same. > > Start X with the "-dpi 75" option. IIRC, if you use the "startx" > command, you call it as startx -- -dpi 75 If you use xdm, gdm, or kdm > (or something else like that), you'll need to tell it to launch the X > server with that option. For xdm, edit the /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers > file, and add "-dpi 75" to the end of the line that begins ":0 local > /usr/X11R6/bin/X11". I'm not sure about the others. One little-documented feature in X4 (that may change, but i hope not) is the DisplaySize keyword in the Monitor section. I use that to tell X that my monitor's displayable area is 319.024x239.268mm, and from that and the pixel size X will calculate the DPI for me. Why it wants millimeters, i don't know. I did have to edit /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers, the default file passed '-dpi 100' to X, which overrides this setting. Even with this, the fonts in the Netscape controls were too large until i put 75dpi before 100dpi in my font path... Or maybe i've just gotten used to the too-small fonts from X3, so seeing them at the intended size looked too big? ;) -- finger for GPG public key.
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