[MPlayer-dev-eng] Font hinting in libass
albeu at free.fr
Wed Apr 25 11:54:42 CEST 2007
On Wed, 25 Apr 2007 11:26:24 +0200
Reimar Döffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 06:48:34AM +0200, Jindrich Makovicka wrote:
> > On Tue, 24 Apr 2007 22:34:44 +0400
> > Evgeniy Stepanov <eugeni.stepanov at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I'm inclined to set FT_LOAD_NO_HINTING by default, because -vo gl, it
> > > seems, is not that popular, and hinting does much more damage with
> > > low resolution videos, than its absence does when rendering in screen
> > > resolution. I could also add "ass-hinting" option with four integer
> > > values: 0 - no hinting,
> > > 1 - light autohinting,
> > > 2 - normal autohinting,
> > > 3 - native hinting.
> > I'd prefer an option, or at least the possibility to set the hinting
> > from within the VO, so vo_gl and vo_sdl can enable hinting.
> I don't like binding this to the vo too much, mostly because recent
> experiments convinced me that in some cases anything but light hinting
> will simply look unbearably ugly (I think the configuration was OpenSuSE
> 10.1 with normal hinting set in KDE and console windows were most ugly).
> Actually, no hinting was only bearably ugly ;-)
Sure it shouldn't be done from within the VO and on some config autohinting
might not be desirable at all. However VOs could have a control to tell that
they don't scale the OSD. That would allow an "enable autohinting if the OSD
is not scaled" mode.
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