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Re: Making pt a non-physical unit

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 07:56:32 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306601001051056i40c11aadv5c974bbbfbaaeb1@mail.gmail.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: rfink@readableweb.com, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 7:01 AM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:

> The dpi Firefox uses can either be set via preferences, or again queried
> from the OS.  In the Linux case gdk_screen_get_resolution is used, with
> various fallbacks to 96 in cases when it's actually less than 96 and the
> like...  On Windows, the logical DPI is currently used (GetDeviceCaps with
> LOGPIXELSY).  On Mac 96 is used.  On OS/2, DevQueryCaps with
> CAPS_VERTICAL_FONT_RES is used.


Turns out LOGPIXELSY is actually more like a user preference. Also turns out
that gdk_screen_get_resolution doesn't actually use the X display
resolution. I'm fixing those issues.

Rob
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