[poppler] [PATCH] Fix Splash back-end FT_Load_Glyph flags

Benoit Jacob jacob.benoit.1 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 14:24:53 PDT 2009

2009/10/3 James Cloos <cloos at jhcloos.com>:
>>>>>> "Benoit" == Benoit Jacob <jacob.benoit.1 at gmail.com> writes:
> Benoit> It looks different from all I got before. That shows that the
> Benoit> "original" version before was actually native hinting. So what
> Benoit> really looks broken was native hinting for TeX fonts.
> That freetype's native hinter for type1 and cff fonts is sub-optimal
> is a known bug.  There is an open rfe to re-implement it on top of
> the autofit module (which replaced the autohint module some time ago).

Ah, interesting!

> BTW, my personal preference for document text (as opposed to UI text)
> is either grayscale and no fitting at all, or sub-pixel with freetype's
> default LCD filter and light (aka asymmetric) autofitter, depending on
> the font.  I usually end up using the former.
> As such, I support your patch.

Thanks; to update you, since we had a parallel thread on the Okular
mailing list, Albert has agreed to make hinting a GUI option that the
user can configure, defaulting to no-hinting. So I suppose that the
actual patch that will be applied to poppler, will rather be about
adding a hook to let the app (that uses poppler) control that.


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