[kde-linux] KDE / X / Fonts and dpi
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Fri Mar 31 05:28:37 UTC 2006
Andreas Woithon wrote:
> James Richard Tyrer wrote:
>> Do you have a 5:4 screen? If not and you have a CRT, then set the
>> resolution so that you have square pixels.
> Yes, the resolution is set to 1280x1024 which should be 5:4. It's a TFT-LCD
> with 376mm x 301mm active display size.
> How do I get the pixels to be square? Changing the resolution to 4:3?
You can't change the resolution since you don't have a CRT. With a flat
screen, the native resolution is fixed, and you should set X to use the
display's native resolution.
>> That isn't going to help unless you are using bit mapped fonts. The DPI
>> value is just used to convert from Point sizes to Pixel sizes. Except
>> for possible rounding issues, changing the DPI from 86 to 75 is just
>> going to make your fonts smaller.
> It's an issue because I develop some easy web sites and when I check the
> look it should fit also within IE, Mozill, etc.
>> OTOH, having stuff show up at actual 100% isn't really that important to
>> me. I have my DPI set to 100 DPI for a 15 inch 1024x768 display. If
>> you have a CRT, can you set it for a format that will result in smaller
> I would like to use the screen size to its best. High resolution with small
The problem is that you really don't have a high enough resolution
display to display the fonts actual size and have them look good. I can
only suggest that you try 100 DPI and see in this looks better.
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