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[Devel] Re: [Render] Re: AA fonts in KDE temporary fix

From: Keith Packard
Subject: [Devel] Re: [Render] Re: AA fonts in KDE temporary fix
Date: Fri, 04 May 2001 10:41:44 -0700

Around 7 o'clock on May 4, Werner LEMBERG wrote:

> Well, FreeType relies on the status of the isFixedPitch flag of the
> `post' table (in TTFs) which is not reliable unfortunately.  But you
> can override that, adding more logic.

Juliusz mentioned that he'd discovered a (slightly) more reliable way of 
determining that fonts were fixed pitch using a combination of several 
values found in the font header.  Perhaps he'd be willing to share that so 
that FreeType could provide a better hint in this case.  Xft now ignores 
the value found in the file which makes matching only fixed-pitch fonts 
impossible.  Of course, Xft allows applications to *specify* fixed-pitch 
as an attribute, in which case Xft forces a constant spacing value on the 
font---fonts which aren't naturally fixed width end up looking pretty bad 
in this case.

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