[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] Font question

Roman Kennke roman.kennke at aicas.com
Wed Apr 16 21:14:50 UTC 2008

Hi there,

I have a problem related to fonts. As you might know, I'm hacking on the
OpenJDK challenge thing and try to implement an external toolkit/J2D
pipeline based on external and internal interfaces etc. Progress is
pretty good so far, as can be seen here:


However, there seems to be a problem related to fonts. To me, it looks
like they are not hinted properly. My TextRenderer implementation is
very simple and straightforward:


But I guess it is not really the problem, because the pixels are already
arriving badly there.

Is there another point that controls this behaviour? Something in
FontConfiguration or FontManager maybe? (BTW: I re-engineered the
FontManager stuff - and other - quite a bit, but if you point me to a
place in the current OpenJDK version, I could map it to mine).

For completeness, the code to the toolkit is here:
You'd also need Escher:
and our patches to the OpenJDK tree:

Cheers, Roman

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