i have installed redhat 7.0 and am using xfree86 version 4.0.1.
i am using redhat's X font server, xfs which i take is derived from
xfree86 v4 too.
everything is great except one thing. all truetype and .pfb type1
fonts get rendered as extra tall and skinny. all other fonts
including .pfa type1 look normal. xfontsel shows resx is 75 while
resy is 100. xdpyinfo gives
dimensions: 1152x864 pixels (333x241 millimeters)
resolution: 88x91 dots per inch
i am guessing that 88 rounds down to 75 and that 91 rounds up to 100.
i have a machine at home with different video card and monitor and it
doesn't have this problem. the resolution there gives smaller numbers
for dots per inch which both round to 75.
1) does the 75x100 thing have anything to do with the resolution
reported by xdpyinfo?
2) how does the X system know how large my screen is? does the
monitor report this back to X?
3) does anyone have any ideas as to how to induce truetype fonts to be
rendered with a reasonable aspect ratio?
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