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Re: [ft-devel] ttfautohint vs FontForge

From: Andrey V. Panov
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] ttfautohint vs FontForge
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 11:07:59 +1100
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On 19 октября 2011, vernon adams wrote:

> They are not comparable. As far as i know ttfautohint takes a completely

> different approach that fontforges autohinter. Ttfautohint is far better

> at auto hinting truetype fonts than the fontforge autohinter.


> Andrey, if you know how to get comparable results with fontforges

> autohinter, please tell your method :) Ttfautohint test screenshots at



In fact, ttfautohint does not make horizontal instructions at all. It is more or less reasonable for cleartype rendering which still is not supported by freetype. And it will be unusable at monochrome rendring which also requires diagonal hinting.



Andrey V. Panov

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