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[Bug 1643355] Re: Include lighter hinting for ClearType environments


** Project changed: ubuntu-font-family => fonts-ubuntu (Ubuntu)

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  Include lighter hinting for ClearType environments

Status in fonts-ubuntu package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  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

  This sadly foregoes the increased (perceived) resolution you have in
  ClearType/DirectWrite for a smoother display of the font with less
  distorted shapes.

  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.

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