Bug 1062903 - cantarell hints very poorly with new freetype CFF engine (i.e. regression)
Summary: cantarell hints very poorly with new freetype CFF engine (i.e. regression)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: abattis-cantarell-fonts
Version: 21
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cosimo Cecchi
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-02-08 12:35 UTC by Pierre Ossman
Modified: 2015-12-02 16:08 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-12-02 03:08:35 UTC

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Description Pierre Ossman 2014-02-08 12:35:44 UTC
Bug 995643 was filed against freetype for hinting Cantarell very poorly. That was closed as NOTABUG. But that doesn't change the fact that Cantarell is still fuzzy, which is a major issue for a UI font. So let's try filing this bug the other way around. :)

Playing around with ftview suggests that forced auto hinting gives back roughly the same hinting as in Fedora 19. So could we have that as a fontconfig bandaid until better hinting information is available in the font itself?

Comment 1 Pierre Ossman 2014-05-22 11:35:29 UTC
Any updates on this? The problem is still present in the current packages.

Comment 2 Pierre Ossman 2014-05-22 16:04:17 UTC
This is the workaround I have in place:

$ cat /etc/fonts/conf.d/65-cantarell.conf 
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "../fonts.dtd">
        <match target="font">
          <test name="family">
          <edit name="autohint" mode="assign">

Comment 3 Pierre Ossman 2015-01-31 12:56:34 UTC
Still a problem in Fedora 21.

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Comment 5 Pierre Ossman 2015-11-04 14:53:08 UTC
Duplicate of bug 1035486?

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