Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 28th Jun 2007 21:39 UTC
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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I gotta say
by Redeeman on Thu 28th Jun 2007 22:58 UTC
Redeeman
Member since:
2006-03-23

i LOVE my fonts, i use freetype 2.1.9, and im really scared of upgrading, cause in my opinion, my fonts are simply perfect. Though its what other people call "fuzzy".

in latest freetype, is it possible to get same rendering as i have now? i do not use hinting.

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RE: I gotta say
by miscz on Thu 28th Jun 2007 23:18 in reply to "I gotta say"
miscz Member since:
2005-07-17

I'm using Freetype, XFT and Cairo I've got from this how-to http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=343670 , and fonts look way different. Without hinting they look very similar to OSX, with full hinting it's like Windows' ClearType but much better.

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/5831/fontsyd1.png
This screenshot shows text without hinting and with full hinting, it's using subpixel rendering.

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RE: I gotta say
by davidturner on Fri 29th Jun 2007 15:37 in reply to "I gotta say"
davidturner Member since:
2007-06-29

if you selected "no hints" in your Gnome/KDE font dialog, you'll get exactly the same results, independently of the version of FreeType installed on your system...

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RE[2]: I gotta say
by Redeeman on Fri 29th Jun 2007 23:18 in reply to "RE: I gotta say"
Redeeman Member since:
2006-03-23

this is the settings:
http://img530.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kdefontsettingszh8.png

that makes me quite happy, knowing that i can upgrade without having to worry.

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