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From "Helder Magalhães" <helder.magalh...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Font hinting and kerning
Date Thu, 09 Oct 2008 01:54:02 GMT
> There is some concern that small fonts may not render in the best fashion
> for our display.

To increase text readability you may experiment the various
possibilities offered by the text rendering properties [1] (which, as
far as I know, Batik suports).

> I am trying to find out if it is possible to provide extra hinting and/or
> kerning rules to the font rasterization engine used by Batik.

Batik has a solid text implementation - it's one of the few
implementations which supports font face [2], for example, which this
should be enough for most font tweaking. Several font [3] and generic
text [4] samples are available within the framework.

Hope this helps,

  Helder Magalhães

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/painting.html#TextRenderingProperty
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/fonts.html#FontFaceElement
[3] http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/xmlgraphics/batik/trunk/samples/tests/spec/fonts/
[4] http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/xmlgraphics/batik/trunk/samples/tests/spec/text/

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