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The CairoHintStyle class

(No version information available, might only be in SVN)

Introduction

Specifies the type of hinting to do on font outlines. Hinting is the process of fitting outlines to the pixel grid in order to improve the appearance of the result. Since hinting outlines involves distorting them, it also reduces the faithfulness to the original outline shapes. Not all of the outline hinting styles are supported by all font backends.

Class synopsis

CairoHintStyle {
/* Constants */
const integer STYLE_DEFAULT = 0 ;
const integer STYLE_NONE = 1 ;
const integer STYLE_SLIGHT = 2 ;
const integer STYLE_MEDIUM = 3 ;
const integer STYLE_FULL = 4 ;
}

Predefined Constants

CairoHintStyle::STYLE_DEFAULT

Use the default hint style for font backend and target device

CairoHintStyle::STYLE_NONE

Do not hint outlines

CairoHintStyle::STYLE_SLIGHT

Hint outlines slightly to improve contrast while retaining good fidelity to the original shapes.

CairoHintStyle::STYLE_MEDIUM

Hint outlines with medium strength giving a compromise between fidelity to the original shapes and contrast

CairoHintStyle::STYLE_FULL

Hint outlines to maximize contrast

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