dragoran at feuerpokemon dot de reported the following. Is it possible to make
DejaVu a td darker with the bytecode interpretter enabled ? (or at least make
autohinter and bytecode interpretter rendering match ?)
Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Dear Fedora user,
> A new font family is being proposed as the Fedora Core default. It
> probably impacts your language. Please tell us what you think about it:
> Happy testing!
I tryed it but for me the default font used in apps (FC5) looks better
and is easier to read...
the new fonts look to 'thin' and are harder to read because of this ..
1) I am using a TFT with a german locale + no subpixel AA, but greyscale AA
2) I have recompiled the freetypelib with the bytecode interpretter enabled
I'm afraid making the glyph lines thicker not an option here. At the usual
reading sizes, the stems will have a width of 1 pixel. Making that 2 pixels
would make the glyphs look bold. (making the pixels darker cannot be done,
stems should already be completely black)
Changing the width would also mean that all glyphs have to be tested again,
and a lot of glyphs should be hinted again from scratch, which is too much
work. And we also want to keep the Bitstream Vera look.
Maybe it just needs some time to get used to it? Most users who see the
bytecode interpreter at work for teh first time say "that looks thin", but
after one or two days they're used to it, and don't want to go back.
resolving as WONTFIX