[oclug] can someone explain this?
Michael P. Soulier
msoulier at storm.ca
Sun Apr 22 22:32:07 EDT 2001
On Sun, Apr 22, 2001 at 12:02:22PM -0400, Jon Earle wrote:
> Yep, Linux fonts really are a huge, ugly PITA. Stupid stuff like this is
> an aggravation, not a technical challenge. I will give MS this one point -
> idiot tasks such as configuring fonts, display resolutions, sound and even
> hardware driver installation, are for the most part, fool-proof (there
> are exceptions to this of course, but they are rare). These same tasks in
> Linux require effort, time which could be better spent doing something
> more productive.
> It's because of the number of dots. You see, dots only come in one size,
> and Linux is smart and flexible enough to recognize more dots = more
> font. If it can't fit more dots into the inch, it will expand the inch.
> At least, that's the only explanation I've been able to come up with.
> Still running at 75dpi,
Yeah, my resolution is at 100dpi, but under this resolution, I like the
75dpi fonts better. I think they look better, and otherwise many things on my
screen are just too bloody big for my tastes.
Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at storm.ca>
"With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a
good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be
dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead." -- RFC 1925
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