[texworks] Qt - POPPLER - and font rendering / rasterising generally

Jjgod Jiang gzjjgod at gmail.com
Tue May 24 06:30:02 CEST 2011

On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 11:41 PM, Paul A Norman <paul.a.norman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Some people  may be interested in these notes on font presentation,
> background, history and info.
> Some specifc notes on Qt and Cairo and fontspec etc regarding
> fontrendering with poppler and Qt projects as per TeXworks..
> "A Treatise on Font Rasterisation With an Emphasis on Free Software",
> Freddie Witherden,
> https://freddie.witherden.org/pages/font-rasterisation/

This article was published a while ago so some of information are not
entirely accurate, for instance, since Qt 4.8 (not released yet
unfortunately, but you can get the source from qt.gitorious.org),
you can set the hintingPreference of a QFont to get subpixel positioned
text, with NoHinting or VerticalHinting you can get the same layout
result in X11, Mac OS X and Windows. See [1] for details.

- Jiang

[1] http://labs.qt.nokia.com/2011/03/14/hint-hint-nudge-nudge-say-no-more/

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