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Original OSNews Interviews Today we feature a very interesting interview with David Turner, one of the main Freetype developers, discussing the project's past and future. These days, David continues his work in Freetype even after having been hired by Google.
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Trying to understand...
by iiifrank on Fri 29th Jun 2007 16:18 UTC
iiifrank
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2006-05-18

Excuse me for my ignorance...I'm trying to understand a bit of what is meant by "fuzzy". I'm running a few distributions (FC6, F7, and Ubuntu Feisty) at the moment, all of which have an LCD display. On each of these I configure gnome to use subpixel smoothing, which enables full hinting. To me, this looks outstanding...probably better than Windows XP (I have not seen Vista) and MacOS X.

Are the "fuzzy" proponents saying that they like it better when you disable hinting? For gnome, this would mean going into Details, checking None for hinting, and leaving smoothing at subpixel? When I do this, yes, the font gets fuzzier and I can see more blue and red bordering each character. Is this what you prefer?

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