Re: Question regarding gnome-font-properties resolution

On Mon, 2003-05-05 at 17:14, Joshua Outwater wrote:
> Owen,
> Thanks very much for the response, it was very helpful.  I am running
> into one more issue though.  Where does the default DPI value come from?
> On all the systems I have seen it is 96, but is that retrieved from a
> system file or just hard coded into gnome-font-properties as the
> default?  Also, is it possible that this value will change in the
> future or on a distribution basis?

The default value in the GNOME properties dialog comes from the
gconf schema. (GConf being the config database GNOME uses.)
I wouldn't want to rely on its value not changing.


> On Tue, Apr 29, 2003 at 11:52:15AM -0400, Owen Taylor wrote:
> > There are basically two paths:
> > 
> >  properties dialog => Xft.dpi => Xft library
> >  properties dialog => XSETTINGS => GTK+ => Xft library
> > 
> > The second is currently only present on GNOME within Red Hat Linux 
> > (I haven't felt comfortable integrating the changes into upstream
> > GTK+ for various reasons), and is there to allow change-on-the-fly.
> > 
> > So, you can get things mostly right by simply looking at the
> > Xft.dpi X resource.
> > 
> > But if Swing is to properly integrate into the Linux and/or into the
> > GNOME desktop it needs to be using Xft (or at least fontconfig).
> > There's no way around that. And when using Xft, then you generally
> > shouldn't have to worry about the resolution yourself.
> > 
> > (Though I don't know the details of resolution handling in Swing;
> > a good analogy for Xft.dpi, is that it is like the logical resolution
> > on Windows.)

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