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bug #33272: FreeType 2.4.4 renders the "AS Garamond" font badly at low sizes

Submitted by:  Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero>
Submitted on:  Tue 10 May 2011 11:53:25 AM UTC  
Severity:  3 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect behaviour
Status:  Duplicate Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  Werner LEMBERG <wl> Open/Closed:  Closed
Planned Release:  None

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Fri 05 Dec 2014 03:53:31 PM UTC, comment #4:

Duplicate of bug 32671.

Alexei Podtelezhnikov <podtelez>
Project Member
Mon 20 Feb 2012 02:48:35 PM UTC, comment #3:

Version 2.4.4 suffered from too aggressive flattening of B├ęzier curves, which could potentially explain this bug. It is very possible that it is fixed since version 2.4.6.

Alexei <apodtele>
Wed 25 May 2011 09:11:12 AM UTC, comment #2:

I can confirm the problems. Unfortunately, the renderer for PostScript based fonts is the weakest part of FreeType; nobody is currently working on it. Probably the best solution for now is to activate the autohinter.

Werner LEMBERG <wl>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue 10 May 2011 11:56:56 AM UTC, comment #1:

It looks somewhat better with (but still not as good as with the other renderers) with ftview -l 1, -l 3 and -l 5

Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero>
Tue 10 May 2011 11:53:25 AM UTC, original submission:

The AS Garamond font (downloadable at e.g. http://dasmagazin.blankpage.ch/dasMagazin/fonts/AS_Garamond.otf ) looks quite odd when rendered with FreeType 2.4.4 at sizes up to around 24px.

In "ftview 24 AS_Garamond.otf", look at the O character (looks more like ()), the upper part of the Q, the lower part of the S, ...

The font is rendered well in fontforge and with whatever renderer that other OS uses.

Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero>


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    Fri 05 Dec 2014 03:53:31 PM UTC podtelez StatusConfirmed => Duplicate
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    Wed 25 May 2011 09:11:12 AM UTC wl StatusNone => Confirmed
        Assigned toNone => wl

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