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Re: Text anti-aliasing on the Mac

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 15:24:00 +1300
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLaw8FmJ+L_bHZ8tVfd0sXX0WotUN=cX9N4ArmHBiQH6Zw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 9:07 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:

> roc, does your always-on text shaping mean that you do your own
> hinting, rather than relying on the system to do it for you?  If so,
> that would explain why Firefox hasn't had to deal with the issue - it
> simply doesn't exist there!
>

By "hinting", you mean text rasterization that tries to align horizontal
and vertical strokes in a glyph with pixel boundaries?

We use the system font rasterizer on all platforms, so we're not doing
anything special there.

Rob
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