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From: Ben Pfaff <>
To: Alexey Gladkov <>
Subject: Re: [kbd] [PATCH] setfont: Add option -d to double size of font.
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:54:55 -0700
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190917133148.4tnk4b6x2ayhggxr@Legion-PC.fortress>

On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 6:31 AM Alexey Gladkov <> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 05, 2019 at 07:22:35PM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> > On high pixel density systems, such as 4k displays, typical font sizes like
> > 8x16 are illegible to most readers.  One solution would be to install and
> > use fonts that are designed for these displays, but currently these are not
> > widely available and perhaps they will never be available in all the same
> > varieties as the low-density fonts that have been used for a long time.
> >
> > This patch introduces an alternative: it implements a -d option to setfont
> > that causes each pixel to be doubled along each axis (which actually
> > quadruples the size of the font).  It makes all of the traditional fonts
> > usable on high-DPI display.
> Why you do not want to use/create bigger font ?

There's nothing wrong with the fonts we've always had except that they are
too small. Scaling them 2x along each dimension makes them appear the
same size they were before.

  reply	other threads:[~2019-09-18 14:54 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-06  2:22 Ben Pfaff
2019-09-17 13:31 ` Alexey Gladkov
2019-09-18 14:54   ` Ben Pfaff [this message]
2019-09-26  8:33 ` Alexey Gladkov
2019-09-27 14:41   ` Ben Pfaff

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