Default font size

Achim Bohnet ach at
Wed Jul 6 16:08:24 CDT 2005

On Wednesday 06 July 2005 20:41, Christoph Wiesen wrote:
> Hello,
> few minutes ago I created a bug (12450) about the default font size used in 
> Kubuntu. I think it's too big for comfortable use for many people's setup.

Size of the font should not depend on hardware setup but what is good for
the eyes.
> Nowadays displays with 1024x768 at 15" and 1280x1024 at 17 - 19" are still 
> very widely used. On such displays the default font size seems huge. I'm 
> working on a 17" and if left with default font sizes it would feel like 15" 
> considering the space that would be available.

The size (take a ruler) of the font should be identical independently of
the Monitor size and resolution.  If not there's a problen with the
detection of your monitor.   Of course the smaller the monitor the less
characters fit on it.

> What do you think? Is this nonsense or might it be a good idea to alter the 
> default size for breezy?

My first reaction was like yours.  Then I realized that I worked much more
relaxed on kubuntu than on my other boxes with  10pt fonts.  Now I use
everywhere ubuntus default.  YMMV.

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