[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#804683: josm: Please switch to fonts-noto from fonts-droid

Fabian Greffrath fabian at debian.org
Fri Nov 13 08:22:12 UTC 2015

Hi all,

Am Freitag, den 13.11.2015, 10:56 +0530 schrieb Vasudev Kamath:
> Do you guys have any suggestion on the above issue mentioned by
> Sebastiaan.

this discussion reminds me of the one we had about the look of the
Cantarell font and how its shape changed when the Adobe CFF renderer
was enabled by default in Freetype: 


Eventually, this has led to the following threads on the Fontconfig
mailing list: 



To summarize, font hinting depends very much on the format of the font
(i.e. OTF/CFF, TTF or Type 1) and the quality of the embedded hinting
information. The wide range of combinations this enables turns the
whole thing into a mess that currently noone seems to understand. The
two threads I have posted above try to shed some light into the
situation, though.


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