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Re: [ft] freetype issues?

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [ft] freetype issues?
Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2006 07:42:20 +0200 (CEST)

> I am not sure whether freetype is failing to hint correctly, [...]
> I am using hundreds of TT fonts, and seeing artifacts at various
> small sizes with at least some of them and possibly all of them.

We now know how MS Windows and FreeType differ w.r.t. hinting, and we
are going to fix that (but without a time frame, sorry).  It would be
great if you can send us an image of the string rendered on Windows.

> With both versions 2.1.10 and 2.2.1, built as described above, it
> would appear that fonts with only a latin charmap are failing to
> load a charmap.  The charmap loads correctly when freetype is using
> the auto-hinter, but not otherwise. As an example, the font
> tt9796z_.ttf [Aerospace BT] has only an APPLE ROMAN charmap.

This was an empty attachment...

> After the code draws a blank (chou blanc) attempting to load a
> Unicode charmap, there is no attempt to attempt to look for a latin
> charmap.

Please provide a small code snippet.


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