ttfautohint-0.9.12 screenshots - now with Stem Width Handling

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Vernon Adams's picture
Joined: 12 Nov 2010 - 10:36am
ttfautohint-0.9.12 screenshots - now with Stem Width Handling

ttfautohint version 0.9.12 now does 'Stem Width Handling'
I am testing and posting screenshots at

Feedback welcome. 'Ayes' to the left, 'Nayes' to the right !

Below is Dalton Maag's Ubuntu Font, top original manually hinted, lower shot is same font auto-instructed with ttfautohint. Magnification is x800, x400, and actual size 13px. Pleas note the better 'eth' on the lower screenshot.

more examples & info at [[|]]

Pieter Pelgrims's picture
Joined: 7 Feb 2007 - 8:49am

Thanks for posting this Vernon, looks very interesting and without this thread I'd probably have missed it! Are there any results by other people? Or is there any way to get comparisons between versions?

Jan Żurawski's picture
Joined: 3 Sep 2005 - 12:21pm

New ttfautohint gives a bit lighter but sharper picture (IMO) and the file is smaller than after 0.7
First: font as made by FontForge (104 kB)
Second: ttfautohint ver. 0.7 (208 kB)
Third: ttfautohint 0.91 (default settings) (146 kB) , FireFox 14.0.1, winXP