Bug 746920 - autihinting has no effect on DejavuSansMono with freetype 2.4.6 (patch found)
Summary: autihinting has no effect on DejavuSansMono with freetype 2.4.6 (patch found)
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Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 752538
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: freetype
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marek Kašík
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2011-10-18 09:44 UTC by Alphonse Steiner
Modified: 2011-11-24 15:15 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-11-24 15:15:16 UTC


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Description Alphonse Steiner 2011-10-18 09:44:32 UTC
Hello, here is a summary of the problem:
- with freetype 2.4.2, DejavuSansMono is rendered normally;
- with freetype 2.4.6, DejavuSansMono and the other fonts are rendered badly (badly means here "not in the same way as with 2.4.2"): after some googling, I have found it is due to the fact that the bytecode interpreter is now enabled, and the workaround is to use autohinting:
"ln -s /etc/fonts/conf.avail/10-autohint.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/"

This works great, but not for DejavuSansMono.
After trying freetype 2.4.5 without having any problem, I found it: it is the patch 
http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/freetype/freetype2.git/commit/?id=b0962ac34e66052ccfee7996e5468f30d4bd5a72
that is faulty.
Without it, DejavuSansMono is rendered normally using the last 2.4.6 sources and autohinting.

Regards,
Alphonse

Comment 1 Marek Kašík 2011-11-24 15:15:16 UTC
Hi,

this is not a bug. The commit fixes a bug which was present in freetype for a long time. This was discussed here:
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?34507,
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?33939 and
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?34156.

I'm closing this as a duplicate of #752538.

Regards

Marek

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 752538 ***


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