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Re: [ft-devel] Patented bytecode interpretter and fallback to autohinte

From: Mostafa Hajizadeh
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] Patented bytecode interpretter and fallback to autohinter
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 13:43:53 +0330

I guess the ideal thing to do is to see the number of hinted glyphs
for various fonts to get some idea about it.

It's very probable that a font designer would add hinting for glyphs
that only need them. So maybe just 10% of glyphs should be considered
a 'yes.' Not sure of course.


On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 8:50 AM, Behdad Esfahbod <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 02/25/2010 05:21 PM, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
>>> No idea about the in-between.  That's what I called "maybe".  But
>>> it's not a very flexible API.  Another way would be to get the
>>> number of hinted glyphs.  I'm not sure.
>> Sounds sensible.  The arguments could be `start' and `end' of a range
>> (or (-1,-1) to indicate that we want the hinted glyphs of the whole
>> font, regardless of the CMap); the return value could the number of
>> hinted glyphs.
> Something like that.  Not quite sure yet.  Maybe others can provide some 
> ideas?
> behdad
>>     Werner
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