[mythtv-users] Text lengths

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Oct 15 22:24:48 UTC 2009

On 10/15/2009 05:34 PM, Peter Lord wrote:
> On Thursday 15 Oct 2009 20:07:03 Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> This is most likely due to having an improperly-set aspect ratio.
>> What, specifically, is your physical display's aspect (the TV/monitor
>> screen's) 
> I have a 16:9 widescreen TV
>> and what do you have set for X (DPI and/or DisplaySize--the
>> output of xdpyinfo would show everything) 
> screen #0:
>   dimensions:    1280x1024 pixels (677x382 millimeters)
>   resolution:    48x68 dots per inch
>> and what theme are you using?
> blootubelite-wide

All that looks good.  I'm guessing you have a font server that's 
returning fonts at some square-pixel pitch (i.e. 75x75dpi or 
100x100dpi), which is wreaking havoc with your much-less-than <whatever> 
dpi X settings and your non-square pixels.  Do the fonts look unusually 
wide, especially compared to a desktop system with square pixels?

The font server DPI could be set by anything from Xft.dpi (in your X 
resources file(s)) to fontconfig.

Also, since the blootube* themes use Bitstream Vera Sans, you need to 
have the Bitstream fonts installed.  IIRC, current *buntu is (and 
possibly other distros are also) installing DejaVu, instead, so if 
they're not providing a proper fontconfig replacement, you'll get some 
other (likely very-wrong) font, which could cause issues.


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