Re: [code] [textadept] retina displays

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2013 23:39:37 -0400 (EDT)

Hi John,

On Tue, 2 Apr 2013, John Benediktsson wrote:

> Hi Mitchell,
> I spent a good amount of time trying to figure out how to setup pango /
> cairo / gtk / gdk to properly render at retina display HiDPI settings but
> can't seem figure it out.

Thanks for your efforts. Perhaps asking the Scintilla mailing list could
lead you somewhere.

> The resolutions returned by GDK and the entire stack are 72.0 which is
> "correct", and way the cocoa backend works is to apply a scaling factor of
> 2.0 when rendering text or images (if the NSScreen supports it, dragging a
> window from a retina to non-retina screen should "reset" the DPI).
> Would it be possible to use the Scintilla Cocoa backend? How hard do you
> think that would be?

No, it would require rewriting Textadept to use Cocoa instead of GTK which
is not something I can do :(


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