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Re: [ft] (Font) How can I edit a font, make all sizes look like 9pt hint

From: jimbo1qaz
Subject: Re: [ft] (Font) How can I edit a font, make all sizes look like 9pt hinting?
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2016 22:50:56 -0800

I find the printed/actual design of DejaVu Sans Mono too wide. The hinting at 9pt makes it look taller, and I like the resulting glyphs.

How can I make the entire font look that way (taller, adjusted glyphs)?

If I can't do this, I may create a vertically stretched version of DejaVu Sans. Maybe I may even redraw the glyphs to create my own font that looks like DejaVu 9pt, even when printed out.

On Sun, Dec 4, 2016 at 10:34 PM, Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> wrote:

> I like how DejaVu Sans Mono looks at 9 point, but I find it too wide
> at other sizes.  I want printouts and all on-screen sizes to look
> like 9pt (12px).

It's not clear to me what system you have, but I think that your
application (or OS) is not correctly applying LSB and RSB deltas while

Cf. this bug report.

> Can I load the hinting information at 9 point, get the transformed
> control points, and save a copy of the font with control points
> permanently moved?

No, this won't work automatically.

> (How was DejaVu originally hinted? Would I have to run ttfautohint?)

ttfautohint might help.  However, if your system does auto-hinting for
all fonts, the TrueType hints created by ttfautohint are completely


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