[Bug 856239] fuzzy font rendering (Liberation 2 regression)

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Mon Sep 24 00:08:53 UTC 2012


James Cloos <cloos at jhcloos.com> changed:

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--- Comment #32 from James Cloos <cloos at jhcloos.com> ---
One possible explanation for the difference is that the old fonts may have had
instructions targetting bitmap display and the new targetting grayscale

The older ttf fonts which had very sharp instructed renderings specified
Most of the manually instructed fonts from a decade ago did so.

Most of the newer manually instructed fonts, including newer versions of old
fonts, tend to specify grayscale.  Or to be “optimized for cleartype”.

Either way, they will render differently than those which specify that they are
for bitmap displays.

Bitstream’s Vera is one of the earlier examples of a manually instructed font
family which specifies grayscale.  A comparison of Vera vs current Liberation
may be in order.

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