Hi Steve,

Thank you for your quick reply.

Could you please give me some more information on the font engine in JDK 7
as our software will be released with JDK 7 now. 

Is there any possiblity to configure the font engine in JDK 7 to process 
font hints on Mac OS X?

Regards,
Sybille




From:
Stephen F Northover <steve.x.northo...@oracle.com>
To:
Sybille Lein <sybille.l...@zeiss.com>, <openjfx-dev@openjdk.java.net>
Date:
29.11.2013 15:24
Subject:
Re: Does the rendering system in JavaFX process font hints?



Hi Sybille,

Please try your code on jdk8.  The font engine in FX has been changed to 
use the native rasterizer on Windows and Mac.

Steve

On 2013-11-29 8:14 AM, Sybille Lein wrote:
> I have some questions about the font rendering system that is used in 
the
> JavaFX system.
>
> We are developing a JavaFX application with a customer owned font.
> This font is a TrueType font and includes font hints.
> There are usually two options for the font engine in operating systems:
> processing hints, or running an auto-hinter.
>
> It appears to me that the JavaFX font rendering system ignores the hints
> in the fonts, and runs the auto-hinter instead.It doesn’t invoke the
> byte-code interpreter.
>
> My question is about how the font engine works with font hints on Mac OS 
X
> and Windows?
>
> And is it possible to configure the font engine in JavaFX to process
> hints?
>
> I tested it under Mac OS X and java version 1.7.0_17.
>
> Thanks
> Sybille
>
>
>
>
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