Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 295851
Enable autohinting for Indic fonts
Last modified: 2009-09-21 15:49:48 EDT
Description of problem:
Autohinting for Indic fonts has been disabled since freetype could not handle it
properly. But since freetype-2.3.5, the hinting problems for indic fonts have
been fixed. Thus this is a request to enable the autohinting in fontconfig again
for all the indic fonts.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start any desktop application in any of the indic language
2. Open the font preferences dialog from the main menu and click the 'Details'
button on it
3. Try changing value for the hinting from none to full.
No changes seen for the indic fonts display. They look slightly blur all the time.
At smaller size, the smoothening effect on the fonts should be reduced to avoid
the blurriness and enhance the readability.
On changing the value for hinting to Full, the fonts should appear more sharp,
clear and readable even for the complex shaped glyphs in indic fonts.
This may be enabled in the config files located in /etc/fonts/conf.d/ directory
Created attachment 232421 [details]
Patch for enabling autohinting for indic and sinhalese scripts
or should we just remove Indic lines completely?
I thought so, but just not sure if that will change the current default
Committed upstream. Will be in next fontconfig release that I will then put in
rawhide and F9.