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Re: [Freetype] fractional point sizes

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Freetype] fractional point sizes
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 11:29:35 +0200 (CEST)

> So it looks like the point size _is_ rounded, although a post from
> Werner from a while ago indicates otherwise:

The point size is indeed rounded to full *pixels*, but nothing
prevents you from using fractional *point* sizes.  You probably mean
fractional pixel sizes, don't you?

> "The third parameter of FT_Set_Char_Size() must be given in 26.6
> format (making it possible to have fractional point sizes) " ...
> Granted, this post is 2 years old, but fractional point sizes seems
> too useful to give up.
> Does anyone have any suggestions on a workaround?  Could
> FT_Set_Transform be used to scale the glyphs slightly?

Here a mail excerpt between Vadim and David, sent a few days ago to
the list:

  > Also, with both fonts, I've altered FT_Set_Char_Size() so that it
  > doesn't round my supplied char_width and char_height, and I can
  > choose more strategic values.

  Not rounding the character width and height might be a good idea,
  I'll try to check this in the near future..

So please stay tuned!


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