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

From: Dave Crossland
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] [autohint] improved handling of serif fonts
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012 10:25:19 +0200

On 4 July 2012 20:15, vernon adams <address@hidden> wrote:
>On 4 July 2012 17:28, Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> wrote:
>> 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.
> 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

Hmmm, yes. Diagonals are always tricky :-)

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

That is really super news!


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