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Re: setting X server DPI



Ideally, the X server has the correct DPIs
and the application is written to use them.
The application can discover the number of pixels in a 12pt font
and enlarge or not depending on the answer and the purpose.
Given that many applications don't do that,
lying about the DPIs is a perfectly sensible thing to do.
That isn't good for applications that would otherwise do the right thing.
There probably isn't a good answer for letting existing applications coexist.
Perhaps new applications could look for resources like REAL_DPIX and REAL_DPIY.
If they are there and represent numbers,
they would be used instead of the lies told the X server.

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Michael   hennebry web cs ndsu NoDak edu
"Pessimist: The glass is half empty.
Optimist:   The glass is half full.
Engineer:   The glass is twice as big as it needs to be."


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