Freetype changes

Alex Jones alex at
Thu Sep 20 15:38:35 BST 2007

For those of us who don't use hinting, like on Mac OS X, this text
appearance is a massive win.

Just to let you know.

On Thu, 2007-09-20 at 05:27 +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:

> I've reverted the changes that Scott made to Freetype, Xft and Cairo. 
> This functionality is intended to improve rendering on LCD screens, but 
> it's clearly failing to do so at the moment - vertical lines were being 
> rendered across sub-pixel boundaries, resulting in increased colour 
> blurring and reduced legibility. As an example, see 
> - prior to the change, the 
> vertical lines were solid white without any sub-pixel colouring.
> However, the rendering quality in some other situations did seem to 
> improve slightly. I'm uncomfortable with introducing this change this 
> close to beta without a full discussion of the pros and cons of the 
> change, and ideally I suspect we ought to defer it to post-UDS where we 
> can get more feedback from experts in this field. Thoughts?
> -- 
> Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at
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