[Fontconfig] Changing to hintslight globally by default + hintfull for otfs

Akira TAGOH akira at tagoh.org
Sun Nov 15 21:34:25 PST 2015

If no other objections to make hintslignt default, I'll apply it in
git and make a release with it.

On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 11:38 PM, Nikolaus Waxweiler <madigens at gmail.com> wrote:
> So there is a change of strategy over at FreeType.
> Someone thought my attempt to leave all the font rendering configuration to
> fontconfig is misguided and pointed out that hintslight commonly translates
> to FT_LOAD_TARGET_LIGHT, which implies what I want to achieve with hintfull
> for .otfs. So FreeType master changed the meaning of FT_LOAD_TARGET_LIGHT to
> "Use native Y-only-snapping if driver and font supports it and Y-only
> autohinter otherwise". This encompasses future additions to the LIGHT mode,
> e.g. once ClearType is fully supported.
> This makes my per-font-format-configuration obsolete to me because this way
> is much more elegant. You can ignore my posted .confs.
> What still stands is my wish to set hintslight as the global default. I saw
> that Ubuntu ships with several additional confs, I attached the patches from
> the Ubuntu package. How about upstreaming this? They use 10-antialias.conf,
> 10-hinting.conf and 10-hinting-slight.conf by default.
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