Bug 7433

Summary: DejaVu: Stems are too thin at high resolution with the autohinter
Product: freetype Reporter: Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot>
Component: generalAssignee: Werner Lemberg <wl>
Status: RESOLVED FIXED QA Contact:
Severity: normal    
Priority: high CC: freedesktop
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: x86 (IA32)   
OS: Linux (All)   
i915 platform: i915 features:
Bug Depends on: 7469    
Bug Blocks:    

Description Nicolas Mailhot 2006-07-05 13:00:27 UTC
Eric reports the following (stock FC5 means autohinter)

---------------------------- Message original ----------------------------
Objet:    Re: Vera font performance on  120DPI screens
De:       "Eric S. Raymond" <esrat thyrsus dot com>

> > I use a Mitsubishi DiamondPro rumnning at 1920x1440.  I followed the
> > procedure given at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fonts/DejavuFeedbackCall
> > 
> > In general the Vera fonts look pretty good.
> You mean DejaVu here right?

> > However, in
> > white-on-black at the default size on a 120DPI display (e.g. in
> > desktop icon captions on a dark background) they look a bit too
> > spindly; diagonals and thin vertical strokes almost vanish.  I've seen
> > similar problems before
> Do you use the fontconfig autohinter or a version with the patented
> bytecode interpreter enabled ? I hear it makes a difference with line
> widths

I'm not sure how to answer that question.  As far as I know I'm using
the stock FC5 font system.  Is there some report I can generate that will
give you a definitive answer?
Comment 1 Ben Laenen 2006-11-19 13:33:08 UTC
Seeing this as a bug introduced by the autohinter, I'm closing this as 
Comment 2 Nicolas Mailhot 2008-12-06 11:25:20 UTC
Mass move of freetype bugs to the new freetype product
Comment 3 Nicolas Mailhot 2008-12-06 11:27:45 UTC
Reopen the NOTOURBUG reports now they're correctly affected
Comment 4 Werner Lemberg 2008-12-06 16:20:40 UTC
The bug report is far too general.  In case there's still a problem he or she
should test with a recent FreeType version.

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