[cairo] Re: SVG backend patch - update

James Cloos cloos at jhcloos.com
Fri Sep 2 22:44:41 PDT 2005

>>>>> "Jason" == Jason Dorje Short <jdorje at users.sf.net> writes:

Jason> 90 DPI at arm's length is still 90 DPI.  dots-per-inch is
Jason> distance-independent unlike dots-per-arcsecond (for instance).

The spec recomends that the pixel size be based on arcseconds,
specifically the number of arcseconds subtended by 1/90 inch
at a radius of  approx 28 inches.

Jason> (although one guy on #svg said the spec was misworded and the
Jason> correct value would become 96 DPI in a future spec).  This is
Jason> also what inkscape uses (not configurable).

Isn’t 96 what cairo itself uses?  Sounds, then, like the best bet.

James H. Cloos, Jr. <cloos at jhcloos.com>

More information about the cairo mailing list