Re: Default font sizes are very small

On Mon, 2006-03-27 at 00:24 +0200, Kristoffer Lund�wrote:
> Hello, for as long as I've been trying Epiphany, many sites have been
> showing up very small fonts - of course these are the sites that don't
> specify font sizes. This is bad for several reasons, most importantly
> that people with bad eyesight will have a hard time seeing anything.
> Also, it makes the sites look different from all other browsers, which
> generally look about the same, be it Firefox, Opera or IE. 
> Google search results and Slashdot are two prime examples on what i
> mean.
> On my computers, all I need to do is go to Edit->Preferences->Font &
> Style->Detailed font settings and change Variable width from 10 to 12,
> while keeping Fixed width at 10, and it looks a lot better. It's a bit
> much to expect people to have to find this though. 
> I suppose it can be distribution specific, if noone else have smaller
> fonts I'll move on that way and file a bug. Wanted to check with you
> guys first.

Run xdpyinfo and see what resolution (dpi) it reports. Make sure the
physical dimensions of the display reported there are reasonably
representative of reality. Now go open the GNOME font preferences dialog
and press the "Details" button to see what resolution GNOME thinks is in
use for font rendering purposes. As long as X is reporting something
reasonably accurate, you'll probably want to bring GNOME's setting to
parity with it.

Someone apparently thought it was a good idea for GNOME to default to 96
dpi rather than take the resolution reported by X.

Braden McDaniel <braden endoframe com>

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