Turning off font anti-antialiasing patch

Philip Race philip.race at oracle.com
Tue Jan 2 16:41:22 UTC 2018

This should be closed as will not fix. FX assumes and requires unhinted 
so cannot work with B&W text which will not display properly with hinting.
Most fonts will render really-really badly if not hinted when using B&W.
Then there are the fonts which don't even have hints and so will render 
really-really badly anyway.


On 1/2/18, 4:20 AM, François Jaouen wrote:
> While porting a swing application to JavaFX 8, I had to patch JavaFX 8 to disable font anti-aliasing on linux.
> But, for readibility of text,  I also had to reenable font hinting, in this case only.
> Since, I've found this open bug https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8092207.
> I will be glad to publish this contribution if it fits in OpenJFX plans. But as it requires some rework, let me know first if it has any interest.
> François Jaouen

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