screen physical size, DPI, font size - how does it work?

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at
Sun Oct 7 14:55:47 PDT 2007

Le dimanche 07 octobre 2007 à 17:17 -0400, Felix Miata a écrit :
> On 2007/10/07 22:31 (GMT+0200) Alexej Davidov apparently typed:
> > Does anybody know of a tool that can do font configuration for all (or
> > at least many) of those different toolkits and programmes through a
> > single interface? I guess that would really be a giant leap for mankind.
> In most cases not involving Intel drivers, a DisplaySize line added/changed
> in xorg.conf is all you need, so any text editor will do. You can leave all
> the factory font sizes undisturbed, and have all but some legacy apps
> adjusted by forcing DPI up or down to suit via the DisplaySize option.

That's the kind of thinking that got us in the current mess, as the olpc
and openmoko guys are discovering

Nicolas Mailhot
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