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Re: [ft-devel] problem with "bold" quality recognition

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] problem with "bold" quality recognition
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 09:10:19 +0100 (CET)

> I have two bold fonts, which have "bold" style marked in the "name"
> table (Name ID 2 - "Bold") and a "bold" weight (as shown me by
> Fontlab), but Freetype's "face->style_flags & FT_STYLE_FLAG_BOLD"
> returns false.

Looking into NettTFMonoBold.ttf, I can confirm this.

> Where does Freetype look for a bold and italic style?

For the SFNT format, bit 5 in the `fsSelection' field of the `OS/2'
table is used.  This bit is not set which looks like an error in the
font itself.


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