[cairo] Blast from the past: Problem with text rendering on Win32+ClearType

Brent Fulgham bfulgham at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 21:50:34 PST 2009

Just to respond to myself:

On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 5:32 PM, Brent Fulgham <bfulgham at gmail.com> wrote:
> Our bug sounds suspiciously similar to a message thread from 2006
> (http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/cairo/2006-October/008081.html),
> where some corrections were made to the handling of ARGB surfaces in
> the Windows logic.

It turns out that my problem is even MORE similar to a Firefox bug
(https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=445087), which was
ultimately resolved by adding some 'slop' around the nominal 'black'
area returned by GDI.  (See

I can confirm that this resolves my problem as well, and would like to
request that this be incorporated into the next revision of Cairo.



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