Steven J Newbury
steve at snewbury.org.uk
Sat Jul 5 05:59:34 PDT 2008
On Sat, 2008-07-05 at 13:07 +0200, Olivier Galibert wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 05, 2008 at 12:59:25AM +0200, olafBuddenhagen at gmx.net wrote:
> > I very much doubt that people working with a lot of text will generally
> > prefer smaller fonts. I'd rather suspect the opposite...
> You'd be wrong. From my experience in a research lab where people
> handles lots of text, people tend to go for the smallest font size
> their eyesight can cope with. Some of them bump on the pixel grid,
> others don't. That's with 1600x1200 20" screens (i.e. exactly
> 100dpi). Ignoring half of them would be stupid.
What stops them from selecting a small (bitmap even) font? I don't see
what the DPI really has to do with it. It only provides scaling
consistency between physical devices.
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