[Fontconfig] [ft-devel] Re: Why did the default font settings change around freetype 2.3 release and why isn't there at least a simple "no blurry fonts" settings?

Maarten Maathuis madman2003 at gmail.com
Thu May 17 02:00:46 PDT 2007

I'm sorry, for the screenshot i changed the settings, to create the bad.jpg.
When i tried to revert all the font related changes i could still remember,
i found it reverted to an acceptable:

- full hinting (i guess)
- anti aliasing on
- auto hinter off

The problem must have been fixed since 2.3.0. Sorry for not checking if the
problem persisted in the latest version. I am however certain that the BCI
was enabled at the time, since i could manually change the settings.

I do have one small question, why is the autohinter so ugly? (Is this on


On 5/17/07, Werner LEMBERG <wl at gnu.org> wrote:
> > Here are some screenshots, were the bad.jpg is a good approximation
> > of the original situation.
> Please try ftview and/or ftdiff on this particular font.
> > > > Am i again asking the wrong mailinglist?
> > >
> > > Yes, your question really belongs to freetype list.
> Not necessarily.
> > > I don't know why Werner sent you this way.  Probably because he
> > > saw the XML snippets in your mail and automatically thought you
> > > have a fontconfig question.
> :-) Indeed.  I need a way to reproduce a problem in a generic way, and
> even the before/after snapshot doesn't really help, except that the
> `good' one looks like having bytecode hinting enabled and the `bad'
> one disabled.
>     Werner
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