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Re: What backend should be the default now on -nix?

From: Alex Perez
Subject: Re: What backend should be the default now on -nix?
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 19:23:09 -0800
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Gregory John Casamento wrote:

--- Fred Kiefer <address@hidden> wrote:

Gregory John Casamento wrote:

On some of those systems the fonts and everything are all
screwed up when using xlib and it's necessary to change the settings for


display to get it to work properly.

Could you please explain this sentence? What was broken and how did you fix it? As I wrote, I don't care to much for the default backend, but would like to make sure that xlib works, where it should work.

My XFree86 display on SuSE9.0 was set to 100DPI by default, for whatever
reason.  This caused xlib to select fonts which were way too large for the
screen, whereas art doesn't have these issues.

I believe that the correction to the problem was to change the DPI setting of
the display back to 72DPI so that fonts of the correct size would be selected. This was about 6-7 months ago. I haven't tried it since.

To be fair, that's not a "correction". It's a cheap hack.

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