[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#468219: ttf-dejavu: augment font lisibility for small font size
benlaenen at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 20:56:48 UTC 2008
That's because at those small sizes, there are not enough pixels left to
render all those details. In this case rendering them would make the
characters much too wide.
TrueType fonts have a system called hinting which aligns the outlines to
the pixels of a screen. Since we can't make those characters wider than
1 pixel at those small sizes, we have to make them rectangular like
that. The other option would be gray rectangles.
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