Apple fonts in 3.7?
lex at cc.gatech.edu
Sun Feb 22 19:18:00 UTC 2004
Doug Way <dway at mailcan.com> wrote:
> By the way, when we actually incorporate these, I'm not sure how many
> of the default fonts should be set to these antialiased fonts, if any.
> For actual code text, I would tend to stick with a non-antialiased,
> crisp, non-fuzzy font. :-) My thought was maybe to set just the window
> titlebar default font to BitstreamVeraSans (as in the picture), since
> the current code-bolded window title font looks particularly awful, and
> leave the rest of the defaults alone. Thoughts?
It is the lack of hinting that is the real problem, not the
anti-aliasing. Though I agree that without hinting, we do not want this
to be a default font.
For large point sizes, like in presentations, the fuzziness is not an
issue at all.
Anyway, what is the underlying technology? We may be able to improve
First, some people actually do have the necessary license to use the
patented hinting mechanism. Is there an option to turn this on? Are we
using freetype? If so, then hinting is just a recompile away.
Second, freetype includes an "autohinter". Are we using this or
anything like it? If not, this should be another option for
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