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RE: [Freetype] To Hint or Not To Hint

From: graham
Subject: RE: [Freetype] To Hint or Not To Hint
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 05:55:37 -0800

The fonts look correct to me.  I think this relates to the hinting
vs. just antialiasing debate that rages on endlessly.  It's really a
matter of taste.  Hinting makes sharper, cleaner edges but may shift
things around a little to achieve it, while antialiasing-only makes
smoother, undistorted images, but it looks a little "soft" and is
sometimes illegible at very small point sizes.

- Graham

---- Original Message ----
From: address@hidden
To: address@hidden
Subject: RE: [Freetype] To Hint or Not To Hint
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 13:50:32 +0200

>Hi all!
>I am using freetype from cvs. It seems great with David Chester's
>patches so 
>kudos to all freetype developers, but when I enable hinting fonts
>seem really 
>distorted. Two screenshot to show the issue :
> shows when only anti-aliasing is
> shows when anti-aliasing +
>hinting is 
>As you can see when hinting is on fonts look real bad. Anyone got any
>what may be the problem ?
>P.S : I am using TTF fonts from a Windows XP Professional
>It's clever, but is it art? 
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