danielv at techunix.technion.ac.il
Wed Sep 20 20:58:54 UTC 2006
The audience is kids, their eyes are still new, and built smaller to
Test it on a kid, but I doubt you'll have a problem.
Yanni Chiu wrote:
> Milan Zimmermann wrote:
>> On 2006 September 19 17:52, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>>> What would be really interesting is if someone could come up with a way
>>> to author projects at their native OLPC resolution (1200x900) while
>>> viewing them at half that size, that is, scaled by 0.5 in a 600x450
>>> window. This is because the actual resolution of the display is 200
>>> whereas a normal monitor has 100 dpi.
>> Hmm. I never really tried a resolution outside of the "standard"
>> (1280x960 etc), but if setting X to non-standard resolution to
>> 1200x900 / 600x450 works .. if I build a project on the higher
>> resolution and then restart X on lower, and run the project - is
>> that what you have in mind?
> Working in 1200x900 resolution isn't really the problem.
> IIUC, the problem is having a true picture of the result.
> Suppose you manage to set your resolution at 1200x900,
> and merrily author a project on your 19" monitor (for example).
> You'll choose font sizes, box sizes, alignment, etc, based
> on what you see. But when this project is actually run on
> a real OLPC, it'll only be a quarter the size (because the
> screen resolution is 200dpi, not the more typical 100dpi).
> The result may be that some things may be illegible.
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