[nSLUG] Unable to set desired DPI
draker at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 20:22:11 ADT 2008
2008/10/22 Vikram Chhatre <crypticlineage at gmail.com>:
> What I am trying to do is make the font size
> So, really my question should have been, can I make my fonts sizes
> smaller than they are, or can I fit more information on the screen?
...I'm not sure. Apart from configuring each specific application to
use a different point size...
You might try moving the 100dpi fonts ahead of the 75dpi fonts in the
font path. On my system:
$ xset q | grep -A1 Font\ Path
The 75dpi fonts are first, then the 100dpi fonts. Swapping these (in
your xorg.conf) so that X applications use the 100dpi fonts by default
might result in ~33% smaller display sizes.
But I'm kinda guessing here, it might not work at all.
Here's a page:
which suggests that:
a) swapping the font path order WILL make default fonts change size, and
b) poorly coded software may... look weird or not even be functional
after making the change.
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