[Bug 1071556] New: Some thin fonts hint very poorly (regression)

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https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1071556

            Bug ID: 1071556
           Summary: Some thin fonts hint very poorly (regression)
           Product: Fedora
           Version: 20
         Component: freetype
          Assignee: mkasik at redhat.com
          Reporter: pierre-bugzilla at ossman.eu
        QA Contact: extras-qa at fedoraproject.org
                CC: behdad at fedoraproject.org,
                    fonts-bugs at lists.fedoraproject.org,
                    kevin at tigcc.ticalc.org, mkasik at redhat.com



Browsing to many sites is now very painful since the upgrade to Fedora 20. The
new version of freetype hints some fonts used on the web in a very poor manner,
causing important stems to be lost.

Example sites:

http://ostgotatrafiken.se/ - Almost all text on the page except for headings
http://www.sony.se/ - Here and there. Look at the "k":s at the top menu.

I can't say these fonts ever hinted very well, but in Fedora 19 they weren't
this bad. Turning off hinting "fixes" the issue.

(Turning of anti-aliasing also produces very good output, so they might be
designed with that in mind.)

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