On 2012-12-10 12:37 (GMT) Dave Howorth composed:
Felix Miata wrote:
That's a 15.6" screen, which has a display density of 118 PPI (aka DPI). At 120 DPI, window content is forced to fit into an area designed for a 96 DPI display.
Applications should be using units like mm or points,
Sorta. What they should be using is an em determined from user preferences/settings, a "this" size without regard to how many mm or pt it measures.
not hardware-dependent units like dots or pixels !!!!! The toolkits are supposed to take care of that, so if I say in my preferences that I want system text in 11-point, that is what I get. Ditto, window sizes.
Key phrase: "supposed to"
I'm guessing the toolkits permit or even induce naive construction, like web site styling tools do. :-(