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Re: [ft-devel] GDI ClearType support for ttfautohint available

From: vern adams
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] GDI ClearType support for ttfautohint available
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 11:24:30 +0100

Oh! :)
Well looking at the git repo i notice the latest build added function for 
different flavours of cleartype rendering; "If GDI ClearType is active, we use 
a different stem width function which snaps to integer pixels as much as 
I assumed this what partly was effecting rendering now under DirectWrite? I see 
no difference under GDI.
see screenshots at


On 25 Jun 2012, at 10:39, Werner LEMBERG wrote:

>> Did you also tweak something else in ttfautohint very recently? I'm
>> on latest 0.9.6-6446.  Latest TTfautohinted fonts under DirectWrite
>> render noticeably better than those from previous weeks builds.
>> Stems look much crisper across the x-axis :) Whatever you did, was
>> good.
> Interesting, since I haven't changed anything.  Are you sure about
> this?  Can you give more details?  Otherwise, let's call this the
> cheese effect.  The riper the font, the better...
> Waiting for GDI tests :-)
>    Werner

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