gvim tiny font in 1.7.7

Jon TURNEY jon.turney@dronecode.org.uk
Wed Oct 6 14:08:00 GMT 2010

On 01/10/2010 11:23, David T-G wrote:
> Jon, et al --
> Sorry for the tardy response; both work AND life got in the way suddenly.
> ...and then Jon TURNEY said...
> %
> % On 22/09/2010 16:34, David T-G wrote:
> %>
> %>[Let's see if I can provide all of the details the first time instead of
> %>having to go back and forth just for foundation... :-]
> %
> % Can you attach your /var/log/XWin.0.log, please?
> [snip]
> Attached.  Thanks again!

Hmm.. that looks ok.

> When I first started gvim after my install, the font was invisibly tiny
> both for the content and for the menus.  [Note that both xterm and rxvt-X
> are fine.]  Using another computer to see where I was going and matching
> the keystrokes I attempted to set the font to "Lucida Console 12" but
> found no change.  I have manually (a bummer, but I gather from the FAQs
> that the lack of dependency linking is temporary) added the font-bh-dpi75
> and font-bh-lucidatypewriter-dpi75 packages with no effect.  I have set
> the guifont variable in my .vimrc file, and the tiny window was somewhat
> differently sized but still tiny.  Finally, I have of course googled for
> "cygwin +gvim +font (size or tiny)" and similar to see what others have
> found, but I haven't matched anything more useful than the guifont
> setting.

I'm assuming gvim is behaving as if you have a massive DPI, i.e. if you 
increase the font size, it does get bigger, but just not big enough to be 

Does 'xrdb -query | grep dpi' output anything?

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