User talk:F3flight

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You changes here:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=HiDPI&diff=0&oldid=417178

Is what we've rejected in the talks of that page. What you erased was a way to scale fonts up properly. With what you posted, you can get fuzzy fonts because 'scaling' is not a proper way to scale TTY fonts, especially Microsoft and OSX fonts.

I recommend adding yours as an alternative method "If you get fuzzy fonts, try this method" which would have been the previous.

If not changed, I'll revert your changes and add yours as an alternative.

Eduncan911 (talk) 22:35, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

I think you are mistaken - I have checked the Talk now and the approach discussed there was to scale down from default resolution - my approach scales UP, i.e. --scale 1.2x1.2 means "increase resolution by 1.2x1.2 and fit the result into the screen". Please re-check my update. F3flight (talk) 22:58, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
Actually, not exactly. The discussion we had was that 'scaling up' is what causes blurriness in high res fonts. This is what you did effectively.
Can you link me to your example where you said --scale is the same as --scale-from? Eduncan911 (talk) 23:15, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
from 'man xrandr' - both options are a shortcut for '--transform' option, which means the result will be a transformation vector and bilinear filtering will be applied. You cannot do identical transformation with two different vectors, which means that if your picture has an identical scale/translation/rotation then the resulting vectors are identical. Also if you compare xrandr output after doing '--scale 1.5' and '--scale-from 2880x1620'(on 1920x1080 screen), it will be identical. Please, if possible, try testing and comparing the results while hi-res fonts are on screen, I unfortunately do not know all the details. F3flight (talk) 05:16, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
The screenshots - first one is with --scale from 2304x1296, second one is with --scale 1.2x1.2 - https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7Gf-eniqaBzbWtyb2tlVmo0cU0 - I see absolutely no difference - actually there is no difference - their md5 are identical. F3flight (talk) 05:24, 4 February 2016 (UTC)