Choosing fonts and sizes

Felix Miata mrmazda at
Sun Nov 3 18:59:14 CET 2013

On 2013-10-30 02:04 (GMT) Glynn Clements composed:

> Steven Feil wrote:

>> I have also noticed that the problem is based on the computer it is
>> being displayed on and not the computer that XEmacs is being run
>> on. If I run XEmacs on the new computer I get the "wrong" font when
>> displaying it on the new computer. However If I run XEmacs on the new
>> computer but export the display to the old computer, I see it in the
>> "right" font. If I export the display the other way around where it is
>> displaying on the new computer, I get the "wrong" font again.

> My guess is that the font size is specified in points, and the
> displays have different physical resolutions (dpi), resulting in
> different font sizes in pixels.

> If that's the case, you can either specify the font size in pixels (at
> least, you can if you use X resources; I don't know about the
> customize interface), or force the new display to the same dpi as the
> old one via the -dpi option.

DisplaySize can be specified in xorg.conf* to any value that suits one's 
purpose. This has the effect of enlarging and shrinking all objects according 
to the deviation from actual display size. contains various values that result in 
specific DPI targets according to screen resolution. contains a minimalist 
xorg.conf to achieve such a particular result.
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