Re: Rendering with xft and hinting

Keith Packard <keithp keithp com> writes:

> For variable width text, I prefer Verdana -- the large x height and wide
> spacing make text very clear, even at smaller sizes.  The old MS Sans 
> Serif seems too bold and narrow to me; much like the old "chicago" font 
> from the macintosh.

I prefer Verdana too, but the Luxi fonts that come with XFree86 area
actually not bad. They just need decent hints instead of those
terrible, apparently autogenerated, ones they have currently.

> Feel free to compare Verdana in aliased vs anti-aliased:

Here are two other shots:

Notice in the antialiased version how some of the k has almost
disappeared and how the m and the a are too bold.


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