[Fontconfig] high dpi displays

Raimund Steger rs at mytum.de
Fri Apr 20 16:35:05 PDT 2012

Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> On 04/20/12 03:06 PM, Chris Jones wrote:
>> OT.. but where do you get a 200 dpi display..? My personal dream btw
>> would be a 17-19" 300 dpi... at least for the time being ;-)
> https://www.apple.com/ipad/
> Though http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_displays_by_pixel_density has
> a number of other devices, including some notebooks and traditional LCD
> monitors in the range as well, such as
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_T220/T221_LCD_monitors

Ah, interesting. Well I wasn't *actually* thinking I could get one very 
soon. It's just that if I do someday, that will mark the time when it's 
becoming sort of unreasonable to stick with 75dpi bitmap fonts, or I'd 
need a magnifying glass.
Needn't be a bad thing either, because my current cell phone display 
already tells me that glyphs can look razor sharp at that kind of 
resolution, way beyond what current desktops achieve even with all their 
anti-aliasing trickery.
But that's a thing of the future.


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