On Tue, 2010-03-16 at 12:42 +1030, David Gowers wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 11:20 AM, bruno <brunomend...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I am web designer and I trying Gimp 2.6.8 in Debian Lenny (2.6.26-2) and
> > Ubuntu Karmic (2.6.31-14).
> >
> > I found that, when I set font size to X pixels, Gimp converts it into
> > wrong size, i.e. 16 px at 72 ppi are 12 px, 16 px at 96 ppi are 12 px,
> > 16 px at 300 ppi are 12 px, ... What's wrong?
> >
> > Is it a bug?
> >
> > I can understand that if Gimp use 72 ppi for fonts when I set 16 px it
> > converts it into 12 px. But what about other cases?
> 
> In Gimp 2.6, font sizes are based upon your monitor ppi, not the ppi
> of the image. There is a section in Preferences ('Display', if I
> recall correctly), which allows you to override this. This could be
> regarded as a bug (particularly for anamorphic images (ie. those that
> do not have square pixels.. like: 48x96ppi)

My monitor has a density of 92 ppi and even setting this ppi for new
image file Gimp change 16 pixels, for example, to 12 pixels.

> 
> In recent development versions of GIMP, I understand that text size is
> proportional to image ppi.
> 
> Hopefully that helps. I found your email confusing, as in my opinion,
> if you input 16px, then what you should get is always 16px. However,
> there are also other factors -- many fonts seem to be badly adjusted
> (baseline too low, overall scale too small,...), so that you must
> request much larger sizes to get the ordinary size you want (not only
> in GIMP, but in all programs.). Have you checked your results with
> different fonts?

This is not always, i.e. a web browser is not using the monitors ppi but
its own ppi font size fonts. 16 px for font size are equivalent to 12
real pixels. I thought that Gimp was working well.

I've used Bitstream Vera Sans (Gnome), Sans and Serif.The result is the
same.

Thanks,
-- 
Bruno Jesus Mendoza Guedes
brunomend...@xxxgmail.com (quitar XXX)

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