[cairo] Turning off antialiasing

Jon Smirl jonsmirl at gmail.com
Tue Oct 19 09:04:53 PDT 2004

On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 11:54:21 -0400, Carl Worth <cworth at cworth.org> wrote:
> It is clear that cairo should help users draw graphics aligned to
> device-pixel boundaries. It's not just about horizontal and vertical
> elements though, and it's not just about stroking either. I was playing
> with small-radius, filled circles yesterday, (for the dot in the center
> of the radio button). The alignment of that circle with the device-pixel
> edges makes a huge difference in the perceived quality.

Should these be drawn as glyphs with hinting instead? This problem
looks very similar to the fonts at low point size problem. Maybe we
need a set of glyphs for matching the visual appearance of other
opertating systems.

Jon Smirl
jonsmirl at gmail.com

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