[cairo] PATCH cairo-www: Simpler explanation for how to get sharp, single-pixel-wide lines

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.nz
Sun Aug 28 05:21:05 UTC 2016

On Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:56:13 +1200, I wrote:

> On Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:49:11 -0700, Bryce Harrington wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 09, 2016 at 10:18:57AM +1200, Lawrence D'Oliveiro
>> wrote:  
>>> On Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:10:21 +1200, I submitted a patch.
>>> Any verdict on this? Any outstanding issues that need to be
>>> addressed?    
>> Certainly turning off antialiasing is one way to eliminate blur, but
>> to me that seems totally beside the point.  If someone wants
>> antialiasing for other reasons, then they're left with this
>> problem.  
> The existing solution works only in very specific circumstances.
> Turning off antialiasing works in slightly more circumstances. And
> it’s simpler to explain, without having to bring in misleading ideas
> about pixels being “little squares”.
> That’s why I figure it’s an improvement all round.

Is my explanation lacking in some way? Does something more need to be

We need to get rid of this “pixels are little squares” misapprehension.

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