Re: Fuzzy fonts under 2.2.2?
- From: Soeren Sandmann <sandmann daimi au dk>
- To: Olaf Frączyk <olaf cbk poznan pl>
- Cc: gtk-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Fuzzy fonts under 2.2.2?
- Date: 26 Jun 2003 00:14:29 +0200
Olaf Frączyk <olaf cbk poznan pl> writes:
> On Tue, 2003-06-24 at 23:31, Soeren Sandmann wrote:
> > Ie. antialias, but only when the size is below 8 or above 14. This is
> > an approximation on what windows does. Windows uses extra information
> > in the fonts about when to antialias that is unfortunately not
> > available though FreeType.
> Could you give some more info about it? Maybe the guys which maintain
> freetype could provide this info and pango could use it?
TrueType fonts contain a special table that for a given size tells
whether the bytescodes should be used and whether the font should be
antialiased. The table is called the GASP table, and is described
> Do you know why bytecode interpreter with antialiasing gives this
Usually because the bytecode is carefully done to give good bitmaps
when you don't antialias.
> How it compares to Windows? I think that they use bytecode interpreter
> and they do antialiasing. Why the effect is different with pango?
Windows does not antialias at normal screen sizes (with the usual
fonts). If you use the fonts.conf file I posted, then you'll get
pretty much identical results to windows.
You can compare Verdana aliased and antialiased here:
Both versions used the bytecode interpreter.
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