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Big Endian in the new norm. aka top posting. Ha ha.

On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 08:06:15AM -0800, Daniel Nelson wrote:
>    Why Are there no iOS apps that support proper in-line/bottom-posted
>    replies well?
> 
>    ‚
>    Sent from [1]Mailbox for iPhone
> 
>    On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 12:05 AM, Nick Schmalenberger
>    <nick@schmalenberger.us="mailto:nick@schmalenberger.us";>> wrote:
> 
>      On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 11:13:53PM -0800, Daniel Nelson wrote: > On
>      Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 7:15 PM, Brian Lavender > wrote: > ¬ I heard
>      the Retina display on Mac does not work well with Linux.I just tried
>      booting from an Ubuntu USB key, and it worked fine on my 13" MacBook
>      Pro with Retina screen, although the DPI settings would probably
>      need to be adjusted unless you like REALLY tiny text. I wasn't using
>      one of the special "for Mac" Ubuntu images, so I wasn't able to test
>      things like wifi or hot keys (well really I just didn't even try hot
>      keys) , but if anyone is interested I could test it out more
>      thoroughly.¬  > > Daniel > Yeah, I've heard the DPI is the whole
>      problem. Unless each icon/font is vector or has several bitmaps at
>      various scales, it will look weird from bad scaling. That is why in
>      Debian for example, there are the packages xfonts-100dpi and
>      xfonts-75dpi (but I don't know if those are both too small for some
>      people on the supposedly 2560√1600 display the 13" mbp has, in which
>      case they may be SOL). I have a 1920x1200 15" screen in an hp laptop
>      I like alot, but the text is indeed pretty small in regular Debian.
>      I can't remember if it uses 75 or 100
>      dpi.@brie.com="mailto:brian@brie.com";>
> 
>    ‚Yeah, the icons would need to be redone, although you would think it
>    would be simple to just package the vector versions, and generate the
>    proper size raster image either on the fly or whenever the monitor DPI
>    changes. TTF/PS/OTF fonts should be ok, since they are vector formats,
>    but the raster fonts (which afaik are the only ones with 75/100 dpi
>    variants) would look scaled unless there was a HiDPI version.¬
> 
>    ‚
> 
>      @brie.com="mailto:brian@brie.com";>
> 
>    ‚
> 
>      @brie.com="mailto:brian@brie.com";>
> 
>    On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 12:05 AM, Nick Schmalenberger
>    <[2]nick@schmalenberger.us> wrote:
> 
>      On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 11:13:53PM -0800, Daniel Nelson wrote:
>      > On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 7:15 PM, Brian Lavender
>      <brian@brie.com="mailto:brian@brie.com";>> wrote:
>      > ¬ I heard the Retina display on Mac does not work well with
>      Linux.I just tried booting from an Ubuntu USB key, and it worked
>      fine on my 13" MacBook Pro with Retina screen, although the DPI
>      settings would probably need to be adjusted unless you like REALLY
>      tiny text. I wasn't using one of the special "for Mac" Ubuntu
>      images, so I wasn't able to test things like wifi or hot keys (well
>      really I just didn't even try hot keys) , but if anyone is
>      interested I could test it out more thoroughly.¬
>      >
>      > Daniel
>      >
>      Yeah, I've heard the DPI is the whole problem. Unless each
>      icon/font is vector or has several bitmaps at various scales, it
>      will look weird from bad scaling. That is why in Debian for
>      example, there are the packages xfonts-100dpi and xfonts-75dpi
>      (but I don't know if those are both too small for some people on
>      the supposedly 2560√1600 display the 13" mbp has, in which case
>      they may be SOL). I have a 1920x1200 15" screen in an hp laptop I
>      like alot, but the text is indeed pretty small in regular Debian.
>      I can't remember if it uses 75 or 100 dpi.
>      Nick Schmalenberger
>      _______________________________________________
>      vox mailing list
>      vox@lists.lugod.org
>      http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox
> 
> References
> 
>    1. https://bit.ly/SZvoJe
>    2. mailto:nick@schmalenberger.us

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make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other
way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies."

Professor C. A. R. Hoare
The 1980 Turing award lecture
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