[Bf-committers] text Hinting patch

Carsten Wartmann cw at blenderbuch.de
Fri Oct 29 11:09:27 CEST 2010

Am 29.10.2010 02:02, schrieb GSR:
> Hi,
> cw at blenderbuch.de (2010-10-28 at 1205.04 +0200):
>> Typographically maybe not so nice but I personally don't care, I tend to
>> get a headache from these hinted and antialiased fonts, first thing I
>> switch off on new Systems.
> Do you mean that you like fonts like in the image? It is still hinted
> but without antialias. I ask because people seem to mix all the terms

Yes I like that look.

As I understand hinting it is used to enhance the rendering of vector 
fonts to the pixel-grid. However it is always used together with 
sub-pixel rendering and because we can't have half pixels grey pixels 
are used, the effect is a "build in" antialiasing.

And yes, not using hinting messes the kerning a bit, I don't care for 
short menu texts.

And we have so many user configurations, that we can afford another one ;-)

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