Using an updated freetype v2.7
|Reported by:||humdinger||Owned by:||jua|
|Has a Patch:||no||Platform:||All|
The TTF rendering is quite a bit different though. From stippi's post in the above thread, there are several things that need attention to get a nice font rendering out of v2.7:
I would propose to use the new hinting with actual sub-pixel rendering and also with horizontal sub-pixel positioning. This requires more changes than replacing Freetype, including changes to the glyph caching (multiple cache entries per glyph for different sub-pixel positions).
This ticket can be used to identify the areas that need attention in more detail (and to provide patches :) ).
For convenience, I also attach the archives with the comparing screenshots. Freetype v2.7 can be built with haikuporter.