Resolution indpendence

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at
Fri Jun 27 11:48:19 PDT 2008

On Fri, 2008-06-27 at 20:12 +0200, Eirik Byrkjeflot Anonsen wrote:
> >> Apple took a 200dpi laptop off the market because of lack of
> resolution 
> >> independance
> >> in the software. I'm not sure its that far off *if* the software
> can 
> >> handle it.
> >> 
> To a point, I do agree here.  I'm sure there are plenty of problems
> with software not dealing well with high-resolution displays.  Though
> even at 200dpi I don't think the resolution is high enough to start
> doing "resolution independence".  "Resolution awareness" is a
> completely different matter.  (Yes, at 200dpi even I would probably
> prefer a slightly larger font.)

Sure.  We will still be doing font hinting.  So it's not fully
resolution independent in that sense.  It's just about how you convert
from a font size of 12pt to a pixel size.


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