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Re: Antialiased fonts patch.

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: Antialiased fonts patch.
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 10:55:53 +0100
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Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Evgeny Kolesnikov wrote:
>> If we really care about speed we should use 1-bit fonts. Nothing can be
>> faster. And 1-bit fonts will stay here.
>> But if we care about eye-candy view, we should not throw away any bits
>> from FT library result. This will not be fast enough to replace 1-bit
>> fonts, and it will differ from other desktop apps. So, what the profit?
>> You also may concern about font size itsef (15-30 Mb for sub-pixel AA),
>> but who really care about it when 1 Tb HDD costs less than 100$? Also we
>> can gzip entire font file later if it will really be the problem.
> Actually I don't understand why AA fonts are needed for a screen that
> most users will look at for about 3 seconds to select their OS and boot.
> I suspect most distros will set up grub to skip the GRUB screen
> completely.
> Is the effort worth the cost?  I suppose doing it 'because you can' or
> because someone is 'scratching and itch' is OK, but I don't think it
> should be a major consideration.
I agree with you. Same is true for the whole gfxmenu. However for some
esoteric reasons people care.
But on the other hand anitaliasing may improve readability of complex
rendered system e.g. diacritics, vowel marks and Indic scripts
>   -- Bruce
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