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Re: Semi-OT: font advice


From: Jesse Sheidlower
Subject: Re: Semi-OT: font advice
Date: 25 Apr 2004 21:51:39 -0400

In article <address@hidden>,
giacomo boffi  <address@hidden> wrote:
>address@hidden (Jesse Sheidlower) writes:
>
>> I recently got a new computer, and the monitor's resolution at
>> 1400 x 1050 is such that the default font, which seems to be
>> "-adobe-courier-medium-r-normal--12-120-75-75-m-70-iso8859-1",
>                                      ----**-**----
>> is too small to comfortably read.
>
>look above the *'s:
>that font is intended for use with a monitor that does ~75dpi
>
>your monitor is likely to work something in the 110-120dpi range,

Thanks. While this might be true for a normal monitor at 1400 x 1050,
I'm using a laptop with a 15" screen, so according to xdpyinfo, it
is displaying at 75dpi. So the 100dpi fonts aren't necessarily right
given this setup.

Best,

Jesse


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