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Re: [ft-devel] [autohint] improved handling of serif fonts

From: vernon adams
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] [autohint] improved handling of serif fonts
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2012 19:15:28 +0100

I was hoping this would fix the 'Q-tail' effect, but it hasn't. Please see the 
tails on uppercase Q's at 17, 16, 15 px

ps i notice that file sizes of ttfautohinted fonts are only a slight % larger 
than the manual hinted originals now :)


On 4 Jul 2012, at 16:28, Werner LEMBERG wrote:

> Folks,
> please test the current git.  I have slightly changed the code in the
> auto-hinter which recognizes flat segments; it now accepts a broader
> group of shapes.  As a consequence, handling of serif fonts like
> Palatino or Quattrocento should be much improved.
> I have also imported this code to ttfautohint.
> Cf. this bug report:
>    Werner
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