[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] Font question

Roman Kennke roman.kennke at aicas.com
Thu Apr 17 12:45:11 UTC 2008

Hi Igor,

> What style of font is it? Is it plain or bold?

I think the font itself is plain. I guess Swing tries to have a bold
one. I tried using FreeSansBold.ttf instead, and it looks similar
crappy, only bolder ;-)

> How prototype looks on your system running your clean openjdk build?

You mean the default rendering pipeline? Looks like this:


This might be using different fonts, I'm not sure which fonts are used
by default for DIALOG, etc. But OTOH, I don't have many fonts on my
system and none of them looks good on the cacio pipeline.

> Can you prototype run Font2DTest?

Unfortunately not yet. But this is a good idea to do, I need to fix the
remaining problems for that kind of app anyway, and then come back to

> Will be interesting to compare to openjdk in for couple of different 
> fonts/sizes and rasterization modes.

Do you have a quick hint, how I can enable AA rasterization? As I said,
I don't get any gray values in my rasterizer, only 0 and 255, even when
the rendering hint is set to AA for text.

Thanks, Roman

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