[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] Setting the FreeType LCD filter
john at status6.com
Thu Oct 18 04:38:13 UTC 2018
On 10/16/18 2:29 PM, Philip Race wrote:
> Anyway I pushed the fix earlier today.
Thank you very much, Phil, for reading over my long problem description
and getting a fix into the JDK so quickly.
This fix, plus the change in FreeType 2.8 that makes light hinting the
new normal for regular LCD displays, trigger a bunch of good things in
text rendering on Linux.  Fonts really don't get any better than that
right now — on any platform — so thank you.
The irony is, just as Linux gets state-of-the-art native font hinting
and subpixel anti-aliasing, Apple decides none of it is worth the
complexity anymore and simply removes it! 
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