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bug #51914: Dynamic font size selection based on DPI

Submitted by:  Preston Crow <pcrow>
Submitted on:  Fri 01 Sep 2017 07:20:49 PM UTC  
 
Category: User InterfaceSeverity: Major
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Feature Request
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOriginator Name: Preston Crow
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: 
Release: 2.02Reproducibility: Every Time
Planned Release: None

Fri 01 Sep 2017 07:20:49 PM UTC, original submission:

I have a laptop that is often connected to different external displays. Grub does a fine job of selecting the correct resolution (usually the maximum) and displaying my background image, but I don't seem to be able to configure it to select the appropriate size of font based on the DPI or screen resolution. The displays I use range from 96 DPI to 288 DPI, so no one font will look right everywhere.

I looked into manually modifying my grub.cfg. While the 'videoinfo' command will tell me what the resolution is, it doesn't appear that there's any way to capture the output of that command into a variable that I could then parse and test. I would think I could make this work if grub had support for BASH-like syntax: VAR_NAME=$( videoinfo )

Another option would be to use the EDID information to set an environment variable with the current DPI.

Preston Crow <pcrow>

 

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