Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jun 2009 21:40 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces The Engineering 7 weblog has an item about the improvements made in the ClearType font rendering technology which has been included in Windows since Windows XP. While I won't go too deeply into that post, I did figure it was a good opportunity to talk about font antialiasing in general; which type do you prefer?
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RE[4]: What makes me laugh
by abraxas on Thu 25th Jun 2009 11:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: What makes me laugh"
abraxas
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2005-07-07

It be spacin g! ... and people wonder why I can't use linsux or OoO when working with large bodies of text.


This must have been fixed years ago. Either that or the font kerning data itself is not quite right. My Deja Vu fonts are kerned just right. I don't get that weird spacing issue and have never had the issue you describe with this font. Look at my earlier post where I link to a sample of my fonts on Linux.

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RE[5]: What makes me laugh
by deathshadow on Fri 26th Jun 2009 16:45 in reply to "RE[4]: What makes me laugh"
deathshadow Member since:
2005-07-12

This must have been fixed years ago. Either that or the font kerning data itself is not quite right. My Deja Vu fonts are kerned just right.


Ehhh... nope.

http://files.myopera.com/deathshadow/files/freetypeKerning.png

That's ubuntu 9.04, with all the latest updates installed, showing that it still be spacin g - though I'm particularly fond of how it handles the 'ac' combination on FreeSans... and that 'ci' combination on Deja Vu Sans is cute too... and if it's screwing up Bitstream Vera Sans, then it's very likely the problem is likely NOT with the fonts, but with the renderer.

Edited 2009-06-26 16:47 UTC

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RE[6]: What makes me laugh
by abraxas on Fri 26th Jun 2009 21:34 in reply to "RE[5]: What makes me laugh"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

I just tried it on my machine (Gentoo, OpenOffice 3.1.0) with all three fonts that you used and it doesn't happen to me. I'm not quite sure what is different but the kerning works fine here.

Edited 2009-06-26 21:36 UTC

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