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[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#540206: ttf-mgopen: MgOpen Canonica hinting looks terrible

Package: ttf-mgopen
Version: 1.1-3
Severity: normal

The text rendering of the font MgOpen Canonica looks terrible at small
sizes (really, at any size below 20). I suspect this is due to broken

An example of some characters at size 8:

Gnome font settings: 

Resolution: 106dpi
Smoothing: greyscale
Hinting: full
Rendering: best shapes

With hinting turned off, it becomes blurry, but the shapes make more

If this is only intended to be a print font, it would probably be a good
idea to make it so it isn't shown on the screen using some defoma rules.

To give a reference for what this looks like in body text, please see
the following: 

For whatever reason (I suspect torment), the author of the blog decided
to specify this font in particular in their CSS. It'd be nice if even
maliciously-intended CSS writers couldn't hurt users' eyes in this way.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.2
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (900, 'stable'), (300, 'testing'), (150, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages ttf-mgopen depends on:
ii  defoma                       0.11.10-0.2 Debian Font Manager -- automatic f

Versions of packages ttf-mgopen recommends:
ii  fontconfig                    2.6.0-3    generic font configuration library
ii  x-ttcidfont-conf              31         TrueType and CID fonts configurati

ttf-mgopen suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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