[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#799345: Bug#798805: Status of this bug?

Josh Triplett josh at joshtriplett.org
Wed Oct 7 14:58:18 UTC 2015

On Wed, Oct 07, 2015 at 11:24:29AM +0200, Fabian Greffrath wrote:
> Am Dienstag, den 06.10.2015, 17:34 -0700 schrieb Josh Triplett:
> > Correction, it turns out I didn't test 0.0.17 properly.  0.0.17 seems to
> > have severe blurring issues as well, with stems smearing across pixels
> > in all letters.  Screenshot attached; look at the title bars and the
> > gnome-shell UI.
> This is probably not even Cantarell's fault.
> Upstream suggests to disable the stem darkening feature in FreeType, at
> least as long as it is not properly implemented in the actual rendering
> libraries further up the stack (which are expected/required to apply
> gamma correction for this feature but currently don't):
> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=724190#c11
> So, maybe we should turn this into a wishlist bug for src:freetype?

This amount of blurring doesn't seem like "wishlist".  And according to
the next comment in that bug, "The font looks the same regardless of the
no_stem_darkening boolean value.".

I also tried turning autohinting back on with 0.0.17, and it still
provides a significant reduction in blurriness, though it doesn't
perfectly snap stems to pixels.

- Josh Triplett

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