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Subject: Re: Making absolute point mode default

Re: Making absolute point mode default

From: Jonathan Gordon <jdgordy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 10:37:46 +1100

On 27 October 2010 10:35, Paul Louden <paulthenerd_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/26/2010 6:22 PM, Antony Stone wrote:
>
> On Wednesday 27 October 2010 at 00:45, Paul Louden wrote:
>
> From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_resolution -
> "the use of the word resolution here is a misnomer, though common"
> "resolution properly refers to the pixel density, the number of pixels per
> unit distance or area, not total number of pixels"
>
> What you're quoting here is talking about the misuse of the word
> "resolution" as a computing term, but it *is* a computing term. "Display
> resolution" in the context of a fixed pixel display refers to the number of
> horizontal and vertical pixels the physical display has, or in some cases,
> the number it's displaying currently.
>
> Read the very first sentence of the article you quoted: "The display
> resolution of a digital television or display device is the number of
> distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed."
>
> Please, when quoting things, look at the whole article, don't just grab
> subquotes to support your point - the term can mean either thing but in the
> context of fixed pixel displays it almost always means the physical number
> of pixels.
>

OFF TOPIC! END OF DISCUSSION ON THAT POINT
Received on 2010-10-27


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