[cairo] Blast from the past: Problem with text rendering on Win32+ClearType

Carl Worth cworth at cworth.org
Tue Jan 12 12:07:42 PST 2010

On Tue, 22 Dec 2009 21:50:34 -0800, Brent Fulgham <bfulgham at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just to respond to myself:
> On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 5:32 PM, Brent Fulgham <bfulgham at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Our bug sounds suspiciously similar to a message thread from 2006
> > (http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/cairo/2006-October/008081.html),
> > where some corrections were made to the handling of ARGB surfaces in
> > the Windows logic.
> It turns out that my problem is even MORE similar to a Firefox bug
> (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=445087), which was
> ultimately resolved by adding some 'slop' around the nominal 'black'
> area returned by GDI.  (See
> https://bug445087.bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=362706).
> I can confirm that this resolves my problem as well, and would like to
> request that this be incorporated into the next revision of Cairo.

Hmmm... win32 folks? mozilla folks? Are these changes getting pushed
into upstream cairo?

It's a bit discouraging to me to see emails like this on the list with
no reply.

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