[PD] problems using pd with 120 dpi

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Thu Apr 29 17:44:38 CEST 2010

On Apr 29, 2010, at 9:39 AM, Matt Barber wrote:

>> I'm using Pd version 0.42.5-extended-20100428 and Ubuntu Lucid  
>> 10.04 :-)
>> Am 2010-04-28 20:07, schrieb Thomas Holzmann:
>>> Hello,
>>> I'm using the latest pd-extended and have display problems when  
>>> using
>>> pd on a screen which is set to 120 dpi. Then most of the texts don't
>>> fit into the boxes. When I change the screen to 96 dpi everything
>>> works fine.
>>> I assume that's a problem with tk scaling!?
>>> Does someone know a solution for this?
> On Fedora/CCRMA I use the following stupid wrapper (it's a hack).
> #!/bin/bash
> shopt -s -o monitor
> xrdb -merge /usr/local/lib/pd_fonthelper
> /usr/bin/pd $@ &
> sleep 1
> xrdb -merge /etc/X11/Xresources
> fg 1
> pd_fonthelper is just:
> Xft.dpi: 72
> Obviously you would change this to fit whatever dpi was working for  
> you before.
> I also had to comment out some lines in pd.tk which test for 8.5 and
> change font size accordingly; once I did, all my Pd font problems
> melted away.
> Matt

Could you guys try pd-gui-rewrite and see if it still has this  
problem?  The Tcl/Tk side has been entirely rewritten from scratch, so  
hopefully it'll "just work" now.  Otherwise, we can get the fixes in  
that branch.



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