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Improving Linux font rasterization
Maxim Shemanarev from Anti-Grain now looked into the issue and suggested a set of simple but powerful, not patented methods to improve this situation drastically. He outlines the advantages as follows:
- You can kern symbols with sub-pixel precision, not worrying about introducing extra blurriness.
- You can freely scale the text as you want, with 100% guarantee of
preserving a stable text layout that always fits other graphic elements.
- You can always be sure that the calculated text width exactly corresponds with what you will see on screen and paper.
- You can apply fancy vector effects such as “faux bold”
and “faux italic” being sure the text will not look any