[Mageia-dev] why not disable bytecode interpreter in freetype2 ?

mmodem00 at gmail.com
Wed May 11 14:03:46 CEST 2011

Yes i also agree that should exist this option, and AFAIK when patents
were still active, it was needed to turn bytecode interpreter, and in
that time fonts were smooth, speacially for whos used to use small
fonts, but even for who uses bigger fonts, its always better to not
have bytecode interpreter (by the way, still in mandriva 2010.1
bytecode interpreter was off).

2011/5/11 Dimitrios Glentadakis <dglent at gmail.com>:
> Στις Τετάρτη 11 Μάιος 2011 05:57:07 Zé γράψατε:
>> In mandriva sincepatent expiration in freetype, fonts display wasnt
>> smoth anymore and appeared ugly fonts, this used to exist just in
>> plf..
>> But since theres no patents issues pending, why not old rendering
>> algorithms by default (disable bytecode interpreter), that way fonts
>> will have a better rendering and look.
>> This is most true for guys that are used to use small fonts, for
>> example im used to use Sans size 8, like its now in mageia, they dont
>> look very good and also appear smaller that if using bytecode
>> interpreter disabled, so to be able to have a good rendering font
>> look, i always repackage freetype2.
>> Why not Mageia start using also bytecode interpreter disabled by default?
> I reported a wish here:
> https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1240
> --
> Dimitrios Glentadakis


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