Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Making absolute point mode default
Re: Making absolute point mode default
From: Hilton Shumway <hillshum_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 17:32:28 -0600
On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 5:22 PM, Antony Stone
> Pixel (or dot) density refers to the total number of dots on a device (no
> matter what size it is).
> Resolution is the number of pixels (or dots) in a given distance or area
> (usually inches).
> A printer with a resolution of 300dpi is a 300dpi printer, no matter whether
> it takes A6 paper or A0 paper.
> A display screen with a resolution of 75dpi is a 75dpi screen, no matter
> whether it's 1.5" across or 12" across.
*My* monitor at least is capable of many different DPI settings.
> 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"
> See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixel_density
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