Default font size in gnome

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Fri Feb 27 04:26:36 UTC 2009

On Thursday 26 February 2009 11:04:13 pm Ryan Hayle wrote:
> Did this study take DPI into account though?  I agree that most people 
> (myself included, until recently) think of 10pt as a minimum, but only 
> because it looks so small on Windows.  It seems really odd for me to be 
> setting 7.5pt fonts in Ubuntu (my current default at 147 DPI), as 
> intuitively I think this should be unreadable, yet it's not at all.  I 
> think it will take a while to change people's perceptions about this 
> because of the damage MS has caused.  No one knows what point sizes mean 
> anymore.
> Doesn't  Firefox default to a 16pt default proportional font size?  This 
> seems really huge to me, no doubt a result of all those Windows web 
> designers who think everyone's on 96 dpi.  People using pixel-size fonts 
> on the web are the worst for us high-DPI users!

Er...what?  If it's a high dpi, and they specify 10px, then it'd be really 
really tiny. But weren't you complaining that text is too big?

Mackenzie Morgan
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