Default Fonts in KDE

Germain Garand germain at
Sun Jul 17 02:53:58 BST 2005

Le Vendredi 15 Juillet 2005 14:18, Allan Sandfeld Jensen a écrit :
> On Friday 15 July 2005 01:14, Dominik Huber wrote:
> >  > 104341 and 151816, but Gnome has no voting like KDE-bugzilla. But if
> >  > somebody here already has a gnome-bugzilla account he could change at
> >  > least the gnome-version to a current one and raise the severity.
> >  >
> >  > Andreas
> >
> > Owen Taylor has reacted:
> >
> On the other hand, I tend to agree with him. DPI as a physical value is
> problematic and often undesirable. 

But DPI *is* a physical value and nothing else. We cannot seriously go around 
and reinterpret it "as" any other random concept of our liking...

When asked for 4 square centimeters of screen real estate, there's no 
"distance from screen", or other dubious "angular size" as invoked in the 
linked bug report... it means "please, give me 4 square centimeters of the 
plane of current screen, thank you very much".

The only sensible way to achieve that is to obbey the system settings, not to 
invent our poor own!

> I believe we in KDE should allow a 
> dynamic DPI such as in Windows to let users select their text size level

but this surely can be implemented as a zoom factor, i.e. unrelated to DPI...


waiting for GNOME to redefine kilogram anyday, so that they claim the fittest 
developers crown :)

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