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[Bug 1643355] [NEW] Include lighter hinting for ClearType environments
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Currently, the Ubuntu fonts are hinted to look almost good on Windows
95. This specifically means that stems are snapped to full pixels on
both axes so that they mostly render cleanly in monochrome mode. This is
especially visible if you look at a waterfall rendering of the font.
This sadly foregoes the increased (perceived) resolution you have in
ClearType/DirectWrite for a smoother display of the font with less
Microsoft's VTT 6.x ships with an autohinter that uses the same "light"
hinting strategy as ttfautohint:
I'd like to see an additional hinting path added to the fonts that
checks for a ClearType/DirectWrite environment and then uses a light
hinting strategy that basically adjusts outer parts of stems to the
pixel grid while leaving the rest alone.
** Affects: fonts-ubuntu (Ubuntu)
** Tags: uff-hinting
Include lighter hinting for ClearType environments
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