Font rendering in F13

Ilyes Gouta ilyes.gouta at
Sun May 23 14:26:19 UTC 2010

Hi Xoze,

ClearType is a tech. for subpixel rendering that targets LCD screens, isn't it?

Xft/Cairo patching is then a different feature for Fedora 14, than the
bci vm being turned on by default in FreeType.

-Ilyes Gouta

On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 1:06 PM, Xose Vazquez Perez
<xose.vazquez at> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 11:53 PM, Matthias Clasen <mclasen at> wrote:
>> early in the F13 cycle, we enabled the bytecode interpreter in our
>> freetype package, since the patents on that have expired last fall.
>> Unfortunately, it turned out that many free fonts don't actually benefit
>> from this, and actually look worse with the bci. The reason for that is
>> that without the bci, freetype uses its autohinter on all fonts, but
>> with the bci turned on, it only applies hints to fonts which have them,
>> and leaves other fonts alone.
> Are Xft/Cairo patched for ClearType ? <>
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