[mythtv] Font size questions (AKA: What DisplaySize to pick)
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Mon Dec 6 14:57:32 UTC 2004
Just starting to tune some of the more minor issues on my setup. I
noticed recently there were some font changes done to try and tweak the
look (apparently) on 100dpi system. It's also in the docs that 100dpi
should be the best looking setting.
Now, I have a stupid nvidia card which only wants to work at 720x576 to
my tv (and it's conveniently also the PAL native res). However, if I
put in a DisplaySize of: "256 144" which gives DPI's of "71 102" then
the fonts are far too large, especially in pages like the Video Manager
and many of the list boxes like the "Watch TV" list.
Switching to DisplaySize 336 189, giving DPI's of "54 77" gives me a
setup where the Labels and the Content no longer overlap on the various
screens, but the general fonts are rather too small to read clearly.
320x180 is really the lowest I can go and have the fonts readible (which
just leaves things overlapping slightly).
Presumably this isn't happening to *everyone* else or I'm sure it would
have come up more often? I'm wondering if unusual aspect ratio is
causing the problem? I think the problem is actually the calculation of
where to place the text horizontally rather than the font size (almost
as though the spacing is decided by the horizontal dpi, but the font
length is correctly determined by the vertical dpi - I don't think this
makes sense though does it?)
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