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

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Tue May 24 08:14:46 CEST 2011

Thanks Jiang,

That sounds very worthwhile to know in advance.


On 24 May 2011 16:30, Jjgod Jiang <gzjjgod at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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