#11613 NORM 12.1.0: Font size mismatches in Office apps - Gnumeric, OpenOffice Calc

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#11613: Font size mismatches in Office apps - Gnumeric, OpenOffice Calc
           Reporter:  martin.langhoff  |       Owner:  godiard      
               Type:  defect           |      Status:  new          
           Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:  12.1.0       
          Component:  distro           |     Version:  not specified
         Resolution:                   |    Keywords:               
        Next_action:  design           |    Verified:  0            
Deployment_affected:                   |   Blockedby:               
           Blocking:                   |  

Comment(by martin.langhoff):

 Life is pretty complex

  * Some apps hardcode DPI to 96
  * Our screen is weird. In normal (color) use, it is technically 200 DPI,
 but perceptually only about 133 DPI. When in greyscale it is truly 200
  * We use DisplaySize in xorg.conf to ensure well-behaved X apps see it as
 200 DPI (but then, if they scale their fonts following that, we'll be
 screwed, we should set it to fake a 133 DPI screen.
  * For best results, when displaying content we should hit to the
 activity/app that the display is 133 DPI. We used to force xulrunner/gecko
 to 133 DPI, similarly, we may want to force a "default" zoom level of
 ~135% in Webkit.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/11613#comment:17>
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