[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#799345: Bug#799345: Bug#798805: Status of this bug?
josh at joshtriplett.org
Wed Oct 7 20:21:16 UTC 2015
On Wed, Oct 07, 2015 at 01:05:32PM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 07, 2015 at 08:42:21PM +0200, Fabian Greffrath wrote:
> > Am Mittwoch, den 07.10.2015, 11:11 -0700 schrieb Josh Triplett:
> > > Sure. If you can supply a package with that change, I'll give it a
> > > try and supply screenshots.
> > Sigh, the freetype source package is driving me crazy.
> > Well, whatever, here you go:
> > https://people.debian.org/~fabian/unstable/freetype_2.6-2.1.dsc
> > Library package:
> > https://people.debian.org/~fabian/unstable/libfreetype6_2.6-2.1_amd64.deb
> > Thanks for trying!
> I've attached six screenshots. The "nostemdarken" screenshots use that
> package; the "stemdarken" screenshots use 2.6-2. For each, I've
> provided screenshots with hintfull, hintslight, and the autohinter.
> I also checked gnome-terminal with DejaVu Sans, and I don't see any
> rendering issues with the new package.
> While I'd still love to see crisper rendering (and I'll likely continue
> enabling autohint for Cantarell), these packages do provide a noticeable
> improvement to rendering quality, and reduce the amount of smear on
So, I think two separate Debian bugs remain here. First, for
libfreetype6, I'd suggest disabling stem darkening as in the 2.6-2.1
packages above. Second, for fonts-cantarell, I would still suggest
shipping the fontconfig configuration that enables autohinting, to
improve the default/systemwide rendering; however, for that one, I would
understand if you didn't want to do so, and I can always enable that via
my own fontconfig.
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