[Pixman] Pixman on iOS

Maarten Bosmans mkbosmans at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 11:42:37 PDT 2011

2011/7/11 cu <cairouser at yahoo.com>:
> Yes, all options were set exactly the same. The only difference during
> font test was the method used to create fonts, - either by using
> cairo_ft_font_face_create_for_ft_face() or
> cairo_quartz_font_face_create_for_cgfont() respectively.

I don't know anything about the quartz backend, but it could very well
be that it disregards some of the options. Is there any combination of
hinting/aa that gives the same results for both font engines?

>>> As an aside, even if I use exactly the same fonts (selected by name in
>>> Quartz vs. loaded as file in Freetype), they render differently in both
>>> image and quartz surface, with Freetype fonts quite a bit "crisper".
>> I didn't see this difference on Windows. Did you set the anti-aliasing
>> and hinting options to the same values for both surfaces?


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