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[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#754926: Bug#754926: Needs freetype CFF hinting engine

2014-10-13 16:04 GMT+09:00 Fabian Greffrath <fabian@greffrath.com>:
> Hi there,
> Am Sonntag, den 12.10.2014, 01:34 +0900 schrieb Changwoo Ryu:
>> AFAICS, Noto Sans CJK highly depends on this new hinting engine.
> I'd consider a font that depends on a specific hinting engine for proper
> rendering as broken by design.

Stand corrected: those CFF fonts don't depend on specific code. They
just can't be properly rendered with the old defect hinting engine so
the new hinting engine is the only choice for now.

>> Rendering of Noto Sans CJK glyphs is severely broken with the old
>> hinting engine.
> Freetype still allows for selection between native hinting and
> auto-hinting. If one of both leads to significantly better results, we
> could still enforce this hinting method for this font by means of a
> fontconfig rule.

No, fontconfig can't configure hinting engine.

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