[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#468219: ttf-dejavu: augment font lisibility for small font size

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue Mar 18 21:50:05 UTC 2008

(please CC: me, as BTS doesn't send mails to submitter by default)

On ven, 2008-03-07 at 21:56 +0100, Ben Laenen wrote:
> 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.

Hmhm, what exactly is a “Point” in a 7pt font size?
> 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.

Hmmh yeah, disabling hinting helps, but the fonts don't look nice at
all :/

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