[cairo] PATCH cairo-www: Simpler explanation for how to get sharp, single-pixel-wide lines

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.nz
Tue Jun 14 00:56:13 UTC 2016

On Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:49:11 -0700, Bryce Harrington wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 09, 2016 at 10:18:57AM +1200, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

>> On Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:10:21 +1200, I submitted a patch.
>> Any verdict on this? Any outstanding issues that need to be
>> addressed?  
> Certainly turning off antialiasing is one way to eliminate blur, but
> to me that seems totally beside the point.  If someone wants
> antialiasing for other reasons, then they're left with this problem.

The existing solution works only in very specific circumstances.
Turning off antialiasing works in slightly more circumstances. And it’s
simpler to explain, without having to bring in misleading ideas about
pixels being “little squares”.

That’s why I figure it’s an improvement all round.

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