Re: Latin and cyrillic character shapes are different
On Tue, 1 Feb 2005, [utf-8] Danilo Šegan wrote:
> Hi Ogi, Stepan,
> Today at 11:46, Stepan Roh wrote:
>>> Many cyrillic letters have the same shape as latin letters. But
>>> when DejaVu is used for such letters, they look differently -- like
>>> this is not the same font. Is this intended? Do you plan to fix
>>> A screenshot is attached. On the left, there are latin letters, and
>>> on the right there are cyrillic ones. All is with DejaVu Sans.
>> The glyphs are the same (am I right, Danilo?). I guess the difference
>> is in the lack of hinting in cyrillic ones. What system is it?
> Yes, that's what I suppose as well. FWIW, they differ even on systems
> using FreeType2 for rendering, so I prefer to have Cyrillic glyphs
> auto-hinted (actually, I like auto-hinting all glyphs, so they look
> the same). We have plans to hint Cyrillic glyphs as well (perhaps we
> should just copy instructions over˙˙can that be done David? though,
> this would be ugly on its own, since some letters would be hinted and
> others wouldn't), but we're not there yet.
If the cyrillic glyph is exact copy, copying TtfInstrs/EndTtf inside SFD
> FWIW, I've heard from a friend that Cyrillic looks disastreous