Resolution indpendence

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at
Fri Jun 27 07:33:19 PDT 2008

On Fri, 2008-06-27 at 10:22 -0400, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> Right.  What we really want is dots-per-angle.  You can either invent
> that and go change all software, or, we can simply define dpi as
> dots-per-inch-at-arms-distance.  Then a 200dpi screen at 2 meters
> distance is more or less 70dpi at arms distance.

Before someone points out that I made a fool out of myself, that would
be ~570dpi, not 70.


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