David De La Harpe Golden
david.delaharpe.golden at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 19:29:04 PDT 2008
Glynn Clements wrote:
> However, on the "improving" front, I have at least tried to remind
> people that "resolution independence" involves more than just fonts.
Well, that in itself is true enough.
FWIW, I like the provision of accurate physical screen dimensions
because I sometimes like to literally trace to and from my (wacom
cintiq*) secondary display! It's a very fast way to e.g. make
adequate-precision scale models of some stuff**. (also why
"angular/distance-from-screen" stuff people are talking about elsewhere
in thread is also kind of irrelevant for my needs). Apps have to be
able to find out "this X by Y pixel area is P-by-Q-mm" one way or
another for tracing to work (assuming they're doing pixel drawing
without middlemen doing further rescaling of course)
That all works fine in separate-screens (to confirm: that what is meant
by "zaphod"?) mode, at least with appropriately aware apps (apart from
occasional tablet calibration issues and things like that
device-coordinate-scaling bug a while back).
* graphics tablet and lcd in one / "tablet pc without the pc"
** I'm a mechanical engineer among other things.
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