[kbd] [PATCH] setfont: Add option -d to double size of font.

Ben Pfaff blp at cs.stanford.edu
Wed Sep 18 17:54:55 MSK 2019

On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 6:31 AM Alexey Gladkov <gladkov.alexey at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 05, 2019 at 07:22:35PM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> > On high pixel density systems, such as 4k displays, typical font sizes like
> > 8x16 are illegible to most readers.  One solution would be to install and
> > use fonts that are designed for these displays, but currently these are not
> > widely available and perhaps they will never be available in all the same
> > varieties as the low-density fonts that have been used for a long time.
> >
> > This patch introduces an alternative: it implements a -d option to setfont
> > that causes each pixel to be doubled along each axis (which actually
> > quadruples the size of the font).  It makes all of the traditional fonts
> > usable on high-DPI display.
> Why you do not want to use/create bigger font ?

There's nothing wrong with the fonts we've always had except that they are
too small. Scaling them 2x along each dimension makes them appear the
same size they were before.

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