On Fri, 23 Mar 2007, Alvaro Herrera wrote: > Hugh Sasse wrote: > > On Fri, 23 Mar 2007, Joshua D. Drake wrote: > > > > > Hugh Sasse wrote: > > > > > > > It's a variable function of my vision, lighting, but I usually use 24 > > > > point > > > > on VDUs, In this terminal (because Lucida Console doesn't have thin > > > > strokes, > > > > the n's are about 5 mm high, but I'd like them bigger if possible. I'm > > > > not the limiting case, a former colleague liked her text about 2cm tall. > > > > > > Would fixed width font help you? > > > > That's almost the right question :-) but it's not the width of the > > characters which would help, it is the width of the narrowest strokes > > in the characters. I don't have a clue what typographers would call > > that. > > Maybe a completely different typeface like Gentium may be helpful?
Google gave me: http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&item_id=Gentium and there are samples which are more readable in PDF. The samples are on A5 rather than A4. I wonder if the PostgreSQL docs were output to A$ whether that might help me, because I'd be able to double the size before lines flowed off the screen? Thanks for this info about Gentium -- I rather like it. > > > I suppose the question to ask now is: what is the current production > > system for the PDFs? If that is known then we can see what variables > > can be adjusted within reason. I'd like to improve it for me and others > > in my position without making it typographically hideous for fully sighted > > people :-). > > We use openjade. Ah, so the HTML is the source, the DSSSL is used (about which I know nothing) to get (to something to get to) the PDF. It would take me a while to reach the stage where I could contribute anything useful in this area, alas. > Thank you, Hugh ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 2: Don't 'kill -9' the postmaster