Default font size in gnome

Felix Miata mrmazda at
Fri Feb 27 18:55:51 UTC 2009

On 2009/02/27 10:09 (GMT-0600) Chris Cheney composed:

> On Fri, 2009-02-27 at 02:55 -0500, Felix Miata wrote:

>> These may not be the best around, but even if they're off by 50%, the real
>> world still  hasn't been anywhere near constant for the past 5 years:

> The stats above do not include any 16:9 or 16:10 resolutions, so are of
> questionable value. w3schools lumps it all into 'higher' but thecounter
> doesn't seem to report those statistics at all. Unless thecounter is
> lumping all widescreen into unknown, which they report at only 12%, if
> that is the case I think their statistics are questionable. I'm sure
> there are more than 12% people using widescreen, as it is pretty much
> the only type of screen you have been able to get on laptops for at
> least several years now.

I think it perfectly valid, if lacking in meaning, that w3schools shows more
than 5/8 are obviously using either widescreens or older displays running
higher than 1024 wide. Essentially, more than half of users are running
something that's higher than 8-10 years ago, and higher than the 800x600 many
web designers feel compelled to "support", and 1024 wide most of the rest
think should be the widest necessary to "support".

Several months ago I tried to inquire about the absence of widescreen at
thecounter, but didn't get anywhere. Since they seem to provide 100%, I'm
thinking they're going by width alone. That would put the major player
1280x800 laptops and 1280x720 HDTVs in the same box as the many 1280x1024
displays still on desktops. 1600x1200 seems too low to include 1680x1050, so
I'm guessing 1440x900, 1680x1050, 1920x1080 HDTV & 1920x1200 make up the bulk
of unknown.

There are also the users Microsoft and others mention that not everyone is
using native LCD modes. That would put a of 1280x800 displays into 1024x600
mode, lumping them in with the many 1024x768s still out in the wild.

I'd like to see obviously better stats somewhere, but the above are all I
know about.
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