[cairo-bugs] [Bug 10301] LCD filtering patch

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Sylvain Pasche <sylvain.pasche at gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #27 from Sylvain Pasche <sylvain.pasche at gmail.com>  2008-01-20 15:02:10 PST ---
Created an attachment (id=13825)
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patch v2 for 1.5

This new versions adds LCD filtering to the public API as discussed on the
mailing list. I also added support to read the filtering configuration from

This patch is the merge of a series of smaller patches which are visible at
http://spasche.net/hg/cairo-patches/file/. A description of each patch, in
queue order:

  This is the original patch that David wrote, slightly modified for 1.5

  This contains modifications for matching Cairo coding style more closely.

  This contains the modification for adding the lcd filter option to the public
API and the cairo_font_options_t type.

  This adds define for compatibility when without the new lcd filtering
constants (Fontconfig patch not yet applied, see bug 13566).

  Adds support to retrieve the lcd filter from the Xrm database (from the
previous patch).

  The interaction with Fontconfig to deal with the lcd filter type.

  Update in the documentation files for the public API change

I hope this splitting can help you for the review, to understand the patch
evolution. Maybe I could publish this as a private git repository, but I was
familiar with mercurial queues already.

I'm using the legacy filter as a default when nothing is specified in Xrm or
Fontconfig. This is the "less surprise" choice as the appearance won't change
after being applied. Distributions can change the default in the global
fontconfig configuration. I think this choice goes in the same direction as
what was discussed on the mailing list.

The lcd-filtering-fc-compat.diff patch could be removed if we force the
dependency on Fontconfig 2.6 (after the needed changes are in). But I guess
this can be too much requirements.

The tests remain to be updated and added.

Of course the biggest part of this patch is the part from David. Unfortunately
he seems not to have much time for Freetype/Cairo these days. I can try to help
if you need some digging in that part.

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