--- Michael Wagner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> a écrit : > Hallo again,
I send this mail back to the list (maybe my reply-to is not correct... you replied directly to me, not to the list).
> or> Michael Wagner wrote: > >> The button should have a total height of 16 pixels and so > >> I start with an empty > >> image of that height. Every time I use the text tool > >> the resulting text looks really ugly. > >> I already have a running web page where the navigation bar is > >> created of text links > >> (only using the <A> tag) and the fonts rendered there are > >> looking much better (using the same height of course) > >> How can I create good readable font buttons? > or> Hello Michael, > or> Do you mean that the font looks "jaggy", "pixelised", blocky, > or> not smooth? Or do you find the text too blurred? > > The text is mainly pixelized or blocky > > or> Do you mean the result is ugly in gimp, or nice in gimp > or> and ugly in the browser? > > In both. The view in gimp seems to be exactly like in browsers (IE > and Netscape). I have used jpg as file format to avaid the png > problems > > or> There may be several reasons in this: > or> 1- the font: choose a vectorial font, not a fixed/bitmap one > > I am already trying with several True Type fonts (which are > vectorised as I understand).
Yep, these fonts should be perfect. But indeed, 16 pixels is a little troublesome to have nice text: I have tried with Nimbus and Vera, and the result is not satisfying...
> > or> 2- antialiasing: in the text tool options (double click > or> on the text tool if you do not already have this dialog > or> in your windows), check that the "antialiasing" option > or> is selected. Play also with the "hinting" option. > > I already have done this: Depending on the used font the result > gets a little better but is still far away from beeing good.
Could you put a screenshot somewhere. I guess that since you are talking about a web site, you have one somewhere ;) So we can see what you call "better".
> What still bothers me is: Why do I have a different result when I use
> the same font and settings as in the web page as text?
A not very elegant way is to work on bigger text images (32 or 64 pixels) and rescale them to what you want (scaling with the cubic interpolation).
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