[Fontconfig] Re: [Cairo] Text API proposal

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Wed Aug 13 09:48:09 PDT 2003

Around 11 o'clock on Aug 13, Owen Taylor wrote:

> Actually, when printing, you want to set the glyphs at the spacing
> for linear metrics. If device resolution matters, then you aren't
> going to get WYSIWYG.

TrueType instructed hints generally turn off at some pixel size so that by 
the time you reach printer resolutions, there is no difference between 
linear and hinted metrics, except for rounding, which shouldn't be visible 
at 600dpi.

> Yes, printers are a lot easier than screens in this aspect. The hard
> part is showing something on the screen that has the same line breaks
> as the printed output, but still looks good.

Heh.  I'm glad that's not my problem :-)


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