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RE: [SPAM] - Re: [Devel] Artifacts in aliased font rendering - Email fou

From: Boris Letocha
Subject: RE: [SPAM] - Re: [Devel] Artifacts in aliased font rendering - Email found in subject
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 08:29:08 +0200


I have similiar problems with Arial, letters "R" "O" "D" "C"
It was introduced beatwean 2.1.4 and 2.1.8 - I know it was long time.
I am continuing investigation, I just want to say you are not alone.
My DPI is 96 but point size is maybe not integer.


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Subject: [SPAM] - Re: [Devel] Artifacts in aliased font rendering - Email found 
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> Hmm, I've just had a look at verdana.ttf (from a Win98 version) with
> ftview (from the current CVS), and it looks exactly as you describe it
> as `good' -- see attached image.  With other words, the sample code
> used in ftview gives correct results.

Hmph. This inspired me to install ft2demos and have a look, and sure enough,
the font looks fine.

I guess something is happening behind my back in xft2/fontconfig. Is it scaling
in a way that causes the artifacts to appear? (note, I actually have to tell
xft "size=10" to get this 11-point font to display. ftview and xfsft behave
more sanely). X reports that my DPI is 81; I tried passing -r 81 to ftview, but
the text still looks fine.

At least the application (fvwm) is not to blame because I get the same thing in

I'm at a loss :-(

Oh well. I guess this isn't a freetype issue. Thanks for your help, Werner and


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