[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#580900: chromium-browser: Ignores system DPI

Josh Triplett josh at joshtriplett.org
Fri Aug 19 17:23:15 UTC 2011

On Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 02:27:53PM +0200, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> Josh Triplett wrote:
> > Chromium seems to ignore the system DPI, so it has a different notion of
> > font size than every other application on my system.  I have to set
> > Chromium to use significantly larger fonts than everything else just to
> > have them appear roughly the same size, and they still don't quite
> > match.
> Upstream's having trouble coming up with consensus about this one --- some
> hero needs to come in with a patch. :)
> Anyway, just to clarify, are you talking about the font size in web
> content or in the chrome?  Do you use the default theme or the Gtk
> theme?

Web content, specifically.  Chromium's chrome seems to match the rest of
my system; I use the GTK theme.

I just reinstalled and opened Chromium. I've taken a screenshot of its
default font settings with no changes, next to a couple of GNOME font
selection dialogs.  Chromium defaulted to what it calls a 16pt font, and
it shows a preview of that font.  (Also, it thinks it has Bitstream
Charter selected for all fonts, which seems wrong, but that seems like
an entirely different bug.) The GNOME font selection dialogs show the
very readable 8pt font I use as my system default, as well as the
correct (large) size of a 16pt font.  I have a 124 DPI laptop screen.

Hopefully that helps clarify the problem.

- Josh Triplett
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