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Re: [opensuse] Where to configure a custom DPI
On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 2:12 PM, Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
If you don't see, you're not looking in the right place, if you're looking at
all. It should not be necessary to do side-by-sides, though it can help to do
so. Put 12pt text @96 DPI (character box nominally 8px wide by 16px tall =
128 logical pixels) on a 111 ppi screen next to 12pt text @120 DPI (character
box nominally 10px wide by 20px tall = 200 logical pixels) on a 111 ppi
screen and the difference offered by 56% more logical pixels to draw a
character the same physical size

They won't be the same physical size of you draw them on the same
physical screen. The former will be smaller and of course harder to
read.

The problem is that software will actually compute nominal amount of
pixels and draw them. It has no idea that actual pixel size is
different from what resolution claims it to be.
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