[ros-dev] Marlett font
mf at mufunyo.net
Sat Feb 24 16:21:56 CET 2007
Thomas Weidenmueller wrote:
> No, the disabled functionality doesn't affect the output in any way
> except speed. Only the byte code interpreter is affected by patents, but
> the hinting is still done correctly, although slower.
Exactly. This byte code is the hinting that Ged suggests embedding in
our Marlett font. Of course freetype still hints, but it ignores the
bytecode and works around it. Hence embedding hints in the TTF would
be rather useless. Ask wierd_w, he's been having a lot of trouble with
hinting and freetype. The only solution we could come up with is
adding a hack for greyscale bitmap fonts that substitute the outlines
for certain font sizes.
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