[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#442202: Bug#442202: inconsistent hinting in fi, fl, ffi, ffl ligatures

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Fri Sep 14 14:09:09 UTC 2007

On Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 10:58:32AM +0200, Eugeniy Meshcheryakov wrote:
> 13 вересня 2007 о 23:37 -0400 Rich Felker написав(-ла):
> > While other Latin glyphs are equipped with proper hinting in the
> > DejaVu family of fonts, the ligatures for fi, fl, ffi, and ffl are
> > very poorly hinted (perhaps auto-generated hints?).
> Those glyphs have instructions in sans, but some of them do not have
> instructions in Serif.

Indeed, I meant to say Serif in my original email.

> > This causes the
> > auto-ligated letters to become blurry or extra-weighted in the middle
> > of crisp, well-hinted text, as if these letters are being hilighted
> > with a different style.
> Do you see this with Sans too?

Nope, I just checked and Sans looks fine.

> > In most programs only the ffl looks extremely bad. However ffi and the
> > rest look bad in Iceweasel as well. (This is separate from the
> > Iceweasel bug with justified text and ligatures.) I am unsure why the
> > badness varies between programs.
> I'd like to see screenshot for ffi.



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