Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Dec 2011 22:47 UTC
Qt "Qt has reached another important evolutionary milestone today. We are very proud to announce that Qt 4.8.0 has now been released. Many people have worked long and hard to deliver Qt 4.8.0. Today that hard work reaches final release maturity, and we are celebrating! Featuring Qt Platform Abstraction, threaded OpenGL support, multithreaded HTTP and optimized file system access, Qt 4.8.0 can be downloaded as binary or source packages."
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Font rendering in Calligra Words
by lemur2 on Sat 17th Dec 2011 06:25 UTC
lemur2
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2007-02-17

http://blogs.kde.org/node/4514

Qt 4.8 brings a solution of sorts in Calligra Words to the font rendering problem that plagued KOffice.

Qt 4.7 with Calligra Words:
http://www.abload.de/img/fonttest-2-3-84-more5g0cf.png

Qt 4.8
http://www.abload.de/img/fonttest-2-3-85-moreaz5zn.png

"We are disabling hinting because qt normally applies it too soon. And when it's applied too soon it ruins the look rather than improve it."

"The hinting caused quite horrible text as you can indeed clearly see in the spacing issues the word 'even' has. By disabling this feature things look a lot better. I hope an even better solution will come in Qt 5 but we'll have to see."

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