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Re: [ft-devel] merged CFF and Type1 hinting code now in master

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] merged CFF and Type1 hinting code now in master
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:15:35 +0100 (CET)

Hello Dave!

>>> I consider a font broken if it has a blue zone table but no hints
>>> – shall we really take care of that?  We don't do any harm; it's
>>> just that the font stays unhinted.
>> Hm, well, yeah, it's okay I guess. Might be solved by teaching the
>> Adobe hinter to cope with blue zones alone in the distant future.
> I repectfully disagree with Werner's statement about these broken
> fonts.

Fair point :-) `Broken' is too harsh a word – what I actually meant
was that such a font can't be (currently) hinted by the new CFF engine
in FreeType.

> Blue zones are simply a declaration of font properties that the
> designer specifies.  It is up to the hint interpreter to decide how
> to use that data.  For example, there is a heuristic in the Adobe
> CFF interpreter that synthesizes charstring hints from blue zone
> data.

Very interesting!  This is exactly what Nikolaus proposes, too.  Can
you provide some details?


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