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Re: fontsize in 7.92



On Tue, 2007-10-23 at 00:24 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote: 
> Le mardi 23 octobre 2007 à 00:01 -0400, Christoph Hoeger a écrit :
> 
> > is that sense-full? I mean, I've bought a Thinkpad R60 with a 1440x900
> > Display to see more information on my screen simultaneously 
> 
> If you want small fonts just lower the size in points of your fonts in
> your app preferences. Gnome font preferences use pt as unit. Till now
> the GNOME pt unit had no relation with the pt unit the rest of the world
> uses. Now it's the same, so if you want small fonts you need to actually
> configure small fonts and not change the unit meaning on your system
> (and likewise if you want big fonts).
> 
> That also means BTW that when you change laptop again your text will
> stay the same size regardless of the screen resolution, so you can
> invest the time to find good settings you'll keep them a long time.

I'd be interested in a pointer to the discussion that led to this policy
change.

- Owen



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