[poppler] Turning off anti-aliasing and hinting?

suzuki toshiya mpsuzuki at hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Tue Feb 12 22:08:15 PST 2013


> Can you tell me which version of poppler the patch is for as it is
> failing to apply with the latest source?

I remember it was for poppler-0.14.x.


David Woodfall wrote:
> On (13/02/13 10:41), mpsuzuki at hiroshima-u.ac.jp 
> <mpsuzuki at hiroshima-u.ac.jp> put forth the proposition:
>> Hi,
>> Qt4 binding of poppler (using Splash backend) has
>> a method to configure the anti-aliasing and hinting;
>> Poppler::Document::setRenderHint().
>> Thus, it would be possible for the application
>> using poppler-qt4 to have a preference switch.
>> But poppler cairo backend does not have a method
>> for such purpose. I've ever written a patch to add
>> such method. See discussion beginning from
>>     http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/poppler/2010-August/006271.html
>> Anyway, there was no consensus whether such feature
>> is good idea, because too many configurable parameters
>> do not help the user but confuse them.
>> # BTW, I've not worked for the anti-aliasing on
>> # graphic object. I only tested the font/text objects.
>> Regards,
>> mpsuzuki
> Hi mpsuzuki
> Can you tell me which version of poppler the patch is for as it is
> failing to apply with the latest source?
>> On Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:38:28 +0000
>> David Woodfall <dave at dawoodfall.net> wrote:
>>> Hi, I would like to know if there is a simple way of turning off
>>> anti-aliasing and hinting.
>>> I ask because Evince (using poppler(cairo) backend) shows text as
>>> quite blurry. Here's a screenshot to show you how it looks. On the
>>> left of the vertical line is Chromium browser, on the right is Evince
>>> rendering some text:
>>> http://www.r0t.co.uk/sshots/shot-7822251491.gif
>>> My eyes aren't great and prefer a crisper font rendering these days.
>>> I'm running Slackware 14.0 with fluxbox as WM and have anti-aliasing
>>> turned in fontconfig.
>>> Any help greatly appreciated.
>>> -- 
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