[Fontconfig] How to prevent Chromium from scaling bitmapped fonts?

Kynn Jones kynnjo at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 00:52:52 UTC 2016

On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 4:15 PM, Raimund Steger <rs at mytum.de> wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Mar 2016 06:57:51 +0100 (CET)
> Werner LEMBERG <wl at gnu.org> wrote:
>> > [...]
>> > I guess I could not believe until now that there would be such
>> > discrimination against the use of bitmapped fonts.  [...]
>> What about the solution that contains all the terminus bitmaps as
>> `strokes'?
>>   http://files.ax86.net/terminus-ttf/
>> Does this work with Chromium?
> I just tried it. With antialias on, Chromium will show no missing stems for the "odd" pixelsizes but the outlines are scaled with grayscale/RGBA; it's far more usable but of course not as "crisp" as one would expect a bitmap font to be.
> With antialias off, it looks pretty much like the fonttosfnt version.

Werner, Raimund:

Thanks for the suggestion.  Since I want to keep antialiasing off, I
think I'll stick with the earlier solution.



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