eben at eyebytes.com
Sat Sep 22 19:38:47 BST 2007
I am reiterating a point I think so sorry about that - but I agree
with Alex. Hinting is a specialized activity that is hard to learn to
do, is tedious and whose results can only be counted on in a
controlled codeculture - which Linux is not. Linux is diverse and
should be. A font solution that is more robust, and is more available
to active development - eg font outlines for specific sizes - is what
I think will give Linux a long term, serious, and solid solution.
And as a side benefit I think it would encourage font development for
linux by both amateur and independent professionals.
The downside of course is that it would require a lot of work to
sense of polish Linux builds would have would be enormous.
Studies on productivity have bourn out the idea that better type
helps as well - so it isn't just an aesthetic issue.
On Sep 22, 2007, at 6:57 AM, Alex Jones wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-09-22 at 02:59 +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>> the autohinting world that seems to lie in our future.
> The autohinter is a hack. Unhinted is the only way that gives
> reliable appearance for arbitrary DPIs. If we're considering the
> future, unhinted is the way to go.
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