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Lo-Res Help for Windows Users

The number in each Lo-Res font name indicates the number of pixels in its body, or ppem ("pixels per em".) On a standard Macintosh display, this is equal to the point size; under Windows the point size will appear reduced by approximately 75% on a 96 dpi display. (For example, a font designed on a twelve pixel body will appear best at 12 point on a 72 dpi Macintosh display, whereas on a 96 dpi Windows display, the same twelve pixel body will be best displayed at 9 point.

The default Windows resolution is 96 dpi, but the type resolution can also be customized through the Windows Control Panel.

For Windows NT, 98, 2000 and XP
Go to: Control Panel / Display / Settings/ Advanced / Display Font Size:
Small = 96 DPI (this is the default)
Large = 120 DPI
Other = (Enter % of normal size)
75% (72 dpi) will give the most accurate rendering of the Lo-Res fonts.
At 72 dpi, the ppem matches the point size, so Lo-Res 9 is optimal at 9 point, Lo-Res 12 is optimal at 12 point, etc.

For Windows Vista
1. Right click on the desktop and choose Personalize
2. In the left pane, click, on "Adjust Font Size."
3. Click on the Continue button.
4. Select the font size you want.
5. Click on the OK button.

 

Recommended Windows Settings for Best Screen Display of our TrueType Fonts:
Windows NT, 98 and 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista



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