Akkurat appears strange in Indesign?

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Akkurat appears strange in Indesign?
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When I set type in Akkurat using Indesign, it looks incredibly odd on screen. Glyphs
such as o, d, e, c, u appear to drop strangely far beneath the baseline, and the copy in
general looks quite pixelated and 'bitty'. When I zoom in both these effects dissapear.

When I print type below 13 point on a high quality inkjet printer, the strange baseline
and bitty appearance are still apparent, but significantly less so than on screen.

Is this the same for other people who use Akkurat, or can anyone think of any reason
why this would be?

Thanks,

Phil

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This is a result of poor hinting. The font will do fine in offset or laser printing, but there's not much you can do about the onscreen appearance short of emailing Lineto and urging them to up da hint factor.

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Thanks Stephen

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Given their prices you would think something like that wouldn't be happening, or am I wrong in thinking that?

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Hinting can be a tedious process. Perhaps they assume their fonts will most likely be used in print.

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So it's not unusual then to have this problem?

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Sadly, no. Pray for 300dpi displays. They aren't far off.

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> Hinting can be a tedious process

Hopefully the AFDKO 2.0 will change that :)