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Re: Making pt a non-physical unit

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2010 09:34:37 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306601001081234m32928802k9e7f6276f991f1d1@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ludger Buenger <ludger.buenger@realobjects.com>
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, David Singer <singer@apple.com>, www-style@w3.org
On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 10:32 PM, Ludger Buenger <
ludger.buenger@realobjects.com> wrote:

> Which font does gecko use when displaying a two times scaled version of
> the print preview on screen?
> 24pt or 2*12pt?
> The reason why I ask is because this is not only philosophical point of
> view but also depends on the use case: for an upscaled preview I believe
> one should't use a different font but scale the original font.

Scaling in print preview does operate differently. The metrics used for
layout are from the 12pt font (scaled up by 2). Off the top of my head I'm
not actually sure whether we draw the glyphs of the 12pt font or the 24pt

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