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Month: August 2017

Re: [trinity-users] tiny fonts problem revisited

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2017 05:25:39 -0400
Felmon Davis composed on 2017-08-08 02:36 (UTC-0400):

> Felix Miata wrote:

>> Felmon Davis composed on 2017-08-06 18:33 (UTC-0400):

>>> now I get:

>>> resolution: 96x96 dots per inch
>>> dimensions: 3200x1800 pixels (846x476 mm)

>> Without knowing the content of xorg.conf, any optional startup xrandr command
>> and seeing Xorg.0.log, there's nothing more for me to say about that response
>> than what I wrote about it upthread.

> I've posted Xorg.o.log and output of xrandr here:
> <> 

There are still not enough puzzle pieces collected together to get a decent
handle on how to proceed. The Firefox UI and window decorations you omitted
would have provided crucial context. Compare to having nothing altered except
for TDE fonts enlarged from default 9 to 10 and TDE DPI set to 120:

Was your Xft.dpi = 96 here? 120? Something else? (Force DPI in font settings
sets Xft.dpi.) Which if any Firefox font settings have you changed? Do you have
an xorg.conf, and if yes, does it have a DisplaySize set, and if yes, to what?
Have you changed Firefox's layout.css.dpi and/or layout.css.devPixelsPerPx from
defaults in about:config? The xrandr screen and the image of dpi-screen-window
in Firefox can't fully be reconciled using the tools I have. Firefox says the
screen is 1600x900 and font size is 16px because its applying a 2:1 device to
logical px ratio. It's doing that because your 276 DPI screen falls short of a
3:1 ratio by 12px, and it rounds to lowest integer multiple of 96. Why the
reported DPI is 56 I can't imagine.

> ...still tiny fonts in the menus of GTK apps but 
> also elsewhere, e.g. in some menus of Firefox still; tiny icons on 
> 'kicker' and elsewhere. strange tiny fonts on the opening page of 
> Trinity Control Center.

> I need to figure out GTK.

I think you need to figure out how to get all TDE fonts right first. As long as
it's your default session type, it's your baseline.
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