[cairo] cairo backend for xpdf - first drop

Alexander Larsson alexl at redhat.com
Wed Dec 22 00:08:29 PST 2004

On Tue, 2004-12-21 at 16:40 -0500, Carl Worth wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 19:54:12 +0100, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> The rendering of the glyphs is so much nicer compared to standard
> xpdf. Though I notice that the improved hinting allows some extra room
> in which the intra-word spacing could be improved. To my eye,
> intra-word problems, (such as two adjacent letters colliding) stand
> out more with the hinting of xdpf-cairo, whereas with xpdf-standard
> the words are just blurry everywhere.
> Do you generally still have word structure available in PDF files? Or
> is every glyph already placed individually?

PDF documents are basically pre-layouted. You aren't really supposed to
modify the positioning of the glyphs.

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