[Bug 106] freetype-2.1.3

Jeroen Coumans jeroencoumans at gmx.net
Mon Jan 6 20:27:56 PST 2003


On Monday 06 January 2003 17:54, Dagmar d'Surreal wrote:
> On Sun, 2003-01-05 at 19:57, Jeroen Coumans wrote:
> > The documentation now explicitly recommends _not_ to enable the
> > bytecode interpreter, since freetype's own rendering now matches
> > it's quality.
>
> That's all well and good, but some fonts have different glyphs that
> will be used when this is turned on.  Microsoft's Web Fonts in
> particular seem to each have a set of hinted bitmap equivalents for
> most of the font sizes below ~16 that display with a slightly
> different, less blurred look.  (The fonts are still quite
> anti-aliased, they're just anti-aliased as if someone did them up
> carefully with MicroAngelo)

I disagree; on my LCD the fonts are clearer and more crisp without the 
bytecode interpreter. This is IMHO of course; but nevertheless I think 
the instructions should leave the choice to the reader, and defaulting 
to off. Btw, instead of sedding the #defines they can also appended 
like this:
echo #define BYTE_CODE_BLAH_BLAH >> include/freetype/ftoption.h

This makes the instructions more clear

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Groeten/Greetings
Jeroen Coumans

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