Font DPI and screen scaling

Frank Steinmetzger Warp_7 at
Fri Jun 12 00:32:50 BST 2020

On Tue, Jun 09, 2020 at 12:24:25AM +0200, test wrote:
> On Sun, 2020-06-07 at 22:39 +0200, Frank Steinmetzger wrote:
> > [...]
> > In your valued experience/opinion, what is the appropriate way of
> > ensuring
> > that a 10 pt font has the same physical size on all screens if I use
> > display
> > scaling exclusively? Is a screen scale of 100 % assuming 96 dpi?
> The only way to do that is to use displays that have the same amount of
> dots per square(!) inch.

Or tell the system how many DPI my screens have, so fonts have the proper
physical size.

> What do you mean by "screen scaling"?

System settings → Screens → Global Scale
It uses a percent scale just like MS Winblows. But a percentage is always a
comparison to a base figure. So what is that here? This is the same (IMHO
stupid) thing that MS did in their settings; scaling with a percentage with
no physical meaning behind it.

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