That 'vision' thing (Tuomas has a logo proposal)
cworth at east.isi.edu
Wed Nov 5 16:43:55 EET 2003
On Nov 4, Keith Packard wrote:
> One problem we've discovered with Gadget is that it is not well hinted, so
> you get weird rendering artifacts if you don't hit one of the few sweet
> pixel sizes (note the 'k' in the sample provided). We can obviously pick
> a better size for the site logo, but that still leaves it looking ugly in
> other environments, making it unsuitable for use within the web pages.
Here's a rendering of the logo using hinted Gadget at a slightly
larger size that seems to hit one of the hints' sweet-spots, (notice
the 'k' and 'p' glyphs are no longer so distorted):
The path-based version is rendered at the same size for comparison.
Personally, I prefer the hinted version much more for the web page.
The existence of the path-based version does allow us to use it
anywhere the font is not available or where the font hints would cause
PS. Cairo rendered these. Freetype did the hinted font rasterization.
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