[Fontconfig] FreeType now includes Infinality subpixel support

Akira TAGOH akira at tagoh.org
Thu Jun 21 00:27:33 PDT 2012

On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 11:56 AM, Infinality <infinality at infinality.net> wrote:
> Well, it depends on what you mean by "legacy fonts".  If you are talking
> about bitmap (non-tt) fonts then those would of course always render jaggy.
> Any ttf fonts with (semi-good) instructions should render with subpixel
> hinting under Freetype like they would with Windows w/Cleartype.  (The goal
> is to render them similarly to the MS rasterizer, and potentially even
> better!)

Right. and I thought it wasn't a bitmap font.

> Yes, that might be worth mentioning somewhere.  I know that some major
> distros like OpenSUSE are planning on using subpixel hinting by default now
> that it's in Freetype.  Other distros have packages that are available too.
> More people will likely be using subpixel hinting now that it's in Freetype,
> so having documentation as to "what settings do what" might be good.  If you
> need me to help you out with that, I'd be more than willing.  I do have my
> git repo of "fontconfig-infinality" which contains TT fonts that I know work
> well with subpixel hinting.  Perhaps that could be somehow incorporated into
> fontconfig itself, now that subpixel hinting is in Freetype??

Yes, that sounds good to me. any helps are welcome :)

> Thanks,
> Erik


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