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Re: Latest libfreetype borkage



On Monday 03 Feb 2003 3:53 pm, Craig Dickson wrote:
> Tom Badran wrote:
> > Just upgraded to libfreetype6-2.1.3-8 and its looking good. However it
> > doesn't render true type fonts properly when they are bold. For instance
> > with arial it renders they glyphs wide with some messy artifacts
> > (especially on lowercase w/v) and completely screws the kerning.
> > Development is a nice word to show what its like.
>
> That's funny... to me, the -8 package seems much worse than -7 even with
> non-bold fonts. I downgraded and marked the packages "hold". Shaya Potter
> also mentioned that she was not happy with the -8 package's renderings.

Thats what I'm saying, -8 is much worse in its worst cases (bold arial for 
instance). The improvements that it makes are great, but the places where 
there are problems are very severe, and the trade off is imo not worth it at 
all. However I'm sure the problems can be fixed without breaking the 
improvements.

Tom

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