If your current display is around 150dpi, you can see what QVGA would be
like with something like this:

xterm -fn '*-clean-*--6-*-c-40*' &

This will give you a terminal window with a 4x6 font cell (3x5 for
characters + 1px spacing).  Note that the automatic "smear bold" make this
font unreadable, but the non-bold works.

However, I would much prefer to use a larger font on a VGA-size display with
285dpi, like this:

xterm -fn '*-clean-med*--16-*-c-80-*' -fb '*-clean-bold*--16-*-c-80-*' &


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> From: David Samblas Martinez <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: List for Openmoko community discussion <community@lists.openmoko.org>
> Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 22:44:35 +0000 (GMT)
> Subject: Re: Font type and size was (QVGA V/s VGA for GTA03)
> But I have no knowlege about this font, hehehe I like it. ~70 chars/line in
> the example of 291 pixels so in a 640 will be about ~160 chars in one line
> (penden to confirm the minimum distance to be readable maybe 3 cm hehehe
> well now seriouly I was able to read the example in a 1280x768 10.6" inch
> screen so about 140 dpi in 40 cm distance with no movement (in a desk). I
> totally agree that this font is not for work but it can be used to make a
> text thumbnail in a icon of a text file or to and advanced text editor had a
> mosaic quickview of all open text files
>
> Only dumb maths 160 columns x 60 lines = 4600 chars per screen (well maybe
> a lot of strange dots on a screen)
>
>
> --- El mar, 10/6/08, Dave O'Connor <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> escribió:
>
> > De: Dave O'Connor <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > Asunto: Re: QVGA V/s VGA for GTA03 (was something about yummy CPU-GPU
> combos!)
> > Para: "List for Openmoko community discussion" <
> community@lists.openmoko.org>
> > CC: "Dotan Cohen" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, "Flemming Richter Mikkelsen" <
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > Fecha: martes, 10 junio, 2008 8:04
> > I'm with Robert on this one. Took me a while to parse
> > many of the
> > characters on that image.
> >
> > On Tue, 10 Jun 2008, robert lazarski wrote:
> >
> > > On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 12:12 PM, The Rasterman
> > Carsten Haitzler
> > > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > >> On Tue, 10 Jun 2008 15:57:36 +0300 "Dotan
> > Cohen" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> babbled:
> > >>
> > >>> 2008/6/10 The Rasterman Carsten Haitzler
> > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> > >>>> nb - your chars just become tall (3x7).
> > eg:
> > >>>>
> > >>>
> > >>> I understand. I would still like to see a
> > screenshot of fstab or
> > >>> xorg.conf open in vim with such a font on qvga
> > screen. I don't mind
> > >>> getting used to some displeasures, however
> > others I avoid if possible.
> > >>
> > >>
> > http://hea-www.harvard.edu/~fine/images/fonts/atari-small-samp.gif<http://hea-www.harvard.edu/%7Efine/images/fonts/atari-small-samp.gif>
> > >>
> > >
> > > That's painful for this reader. I couldn't
> > write or read code - or
> > > anything really - in that font for more than a few
> > seconds. IMHO, It'd
> > > be kind of ironic that a "totally hackable"
> > phone wouldn't have the
> > > ability to read or write text. FYI, I did lasik
> > corrective surgery so
> > > my eyesight is relatively good .
> > >
> > > Robert
>
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