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Re: Command to determine resolution

on Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 09:54:26PM -0500, David Z Maze (dmaze@MIT.EDU) wrote:
> Karsten M Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com> writes:
> KMS> I note that my system is running at 75 dpi.  Will 100 dpi give more or
> KMS> less resolution, and how do I set resolution anyway?
> That number is basically a measurement of how big fonts are; a bigger
> number means you'll have larger fonts.  On a 75dpi display, a 72-point 
> font will be 75 pixels high, but it would be 100 pixels high on a
> 100dpi display.  (Because it's trying to be "one inch" tall, and
> that's its concept of how big "one inch" is.)
> Especially at higher display resolutions, it's nice to use the larger
> font sizes to get readable displays.  There's not an XF86Config
> option for it, I don't think, but you can pass the '-dpi' switch to
> your X server to change the number.  If you're using xfs, its
> configuration file includes a default font resolution; you should make 
> sure its configuration file matches the font resolution you're running 
> X at.

Sounds as if 100 dpi is actually lower resolution (larger font) than 75
dpi.  'That right?

I prefer better res, myself.

Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>     http://www.netcom.com/~kmself
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