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Re: [ft-devel] [ttfautohint] stem width handling is now selectable

From: Vernon Adams
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] [ttfautohint] stem width handling is now selectable
Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2012 05:43:12 +0100

Those shots were using the win7  system font viewer- which I think makes it 
plain old gdi cleartype?? Don't think direct write at system level comes until 
win8. I maybe wrong, but I thought dw was found in explorer 9 and Firefox 7+ 
but not the win system.

Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> wrote:

>> On closer inspection it is the 'G' option that gave the only
>> 'different' rendering i saw, and it's not overall better anyway.
>If you say `-w G', this means that you get the smooth algorithm for
>gray and DW ClearType, and strong for GDI ClearType, at least in
>> Shots attached.
>> These are on Win7 Cleartype:
>So all three images are using DW ClearType?  Then the logic in the
>font is not working correctly, since `-w G' and `-w g' should give the
>same (smooth) results, and `-w D' should show the strong
>rendering. :-(
>    Werner

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