[squeak-dev] Re: Improved rendering of our "Bitmap DejaVu Sans"

marcel.taeumel Marcel.Taeumel at hpi.de
Sun Jun 12 06:04:45 UTC 2016

Chris Muller-3 wrote
> Agree with everything written in this thread from the pictures.  Now
> I've just updated and, upon working with it for just a short time, I
> must admit I'm struggling with the boldness and seeming lack of
> crispness..
> It reminds me of an old typewriter when the ink was getting low.
> Observe the riser of the lowercase d, how light it is relative to its
> bottom half..
> On Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 1:28 PM, Herbert König <

> herbertkoenig@

> > wrote:
>> Am 10.06.2016 um 22:33 schrieb Stéphane Rollandin:
>>>> See for yourself (left is current, right is previous):
>>>> <http://forum.world.st/file/n4900330/new-squeak-font-rendering.png>
>>> I prefer right, by far :(
>> Same here on my laptop 17'' 1600 by 900, maybe I feel different on my HD
>> Monitor which I'll see again in a week.
>> Cheers,
>> Herbert

I probed some colors of our previous thinner DejaVu Sans rendering, and if
you render black text, there are no black pixels in it. The darkest I could
find was (0 0 9) in RGB. Most of them where (16 16 17), (24 12 16), or even
brighter. I know that this is related to subpixel-AA but this explains my
concerns about contrast. Sure, if you render black text on white background,
you got used to not seeing black pixels at all. You can still produce a
similar effect by changing black text color to the values mentioned above. 


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