RE: CSS Font Sizes and Macs
by =?iso-8859-1?Q?St=E9phane?= Bergeron <stephberg(at)videotron.ca>
||Fri, 29 Sep 2000 18:56:09 -0400
||bgsgroup ncrel ncrel2
At 06:20 PM 29/09/00 +0000, you wrote:
>At 10:50 29-09-00 -0400, you wrote:
> >On 29/09/2000 at 8:12 AM Michael Heliker wrote:
> >>actually...it's the other way around. Macs display at 72 dpi, and pcs at
> >>We did some tests here at work to confirm this.
> >Are you SURE about that? I always thought it was PC's at 72 and Mac at
> >96... How did you test this?
> I am not kidding.
> Make square image 72px width and height.
> View it on your Mac.
> Get a ruler and measure the square on the screen.
> If it has an inch vertically and horizontally
> then the resolution of your screen is 72 dpi.
> DPI means dot per inch - you can translate it
> to pixels per inch.
No you can't... As stated before by someone else on this list, dpi is=20
completely irrelevant to the screen... it's a print concept that has=20
nothing to do with the screen. You just have to change the resolution of=20
your screen to change the size of the image. 72 points do mean an inch on=
paper but 72px doesn't mean anything in "real world" inches. Measure your=
72px images at 640x480 resolution then at 1024x768 and beyond if your=20
computer can display it and you'll see that 72 pixels can mean a lot of=20
things but certainly not 1 inch in all situations...
> And BTW Mac was probably the first WYSIWYG system
> which meant: what (size) you see on the screen
> should be exactly the same (size and shape) on printout.
> Windows on PC is not (in this respect) WYSIWYG system.
I don't know where you picked up that strange information but on both Macs=
and PCs, the size you see on the screen has very little to do with what's=20
printed on paper...
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