Karl, On Feb 13, 2008 12:56 AM, Karl Berry <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > hand-hinted -- the auto-hint feature of FontForge gives completely > different results. And they sometimes turn out to be hinted badly. > > If autohinting doesn't work well (in the latest release of fontforge), I > expect George (Williams, the fontforge author/developer/maintainer) > would like to get a bug report. > Autohinting doesn't appear to be the problem. It is the hand-hinted glyphs that looked funny. I was wondering how people chose these particular hints.
> If somebody could point me to documents explaining the algorithms > used for hinting > > One old item with a brief conceptual overview (nothing technical) is > http://www.tug.org/TUGboat/Articles/tb18-4/tb57horn.pdf > Got it. > George also wrote a bit about it in his article: > http://www.tug.org/TUGboat/Articles/tb24-3/williams.pdf > Got it. > I recall that some of Karel Piska's articles in TUGboat talk about > hinting (mostly in the context of bugs in various fonts). > > The technical stuff I originally read about in the Adobe specification > of Type 1. I'm sure there have been plenty of refinements since, but > from what I've seen, that is still the basis. Keep the stems the same > width. > Got it. > and kerning > > I don't have a good online reference, but Walter Tracy's book Letters of > Credit is the best treatment of letter spacing and kerning (and a whole > lot more) in my recollection. > Ordered it. Thanks!