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Old 01-03-2012, 08:47 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by LoneTech View Post
What you want (other than better a better screen) is stronger hinting when rendering text. Hinting nudges the outlines of a font to better match the display's pixels, sacrificing positional accuracy for local contrast. The "embolden" or "darken" settings on some readers do exactly this; they request the hinter to always push edges outwards, or just darken the anti-aliased edge pixels. Tweaks like these are relatively easy to do for properly free software, but I don't expect it from Adobe as they've made it their mission to restrict what you can or can't do to read your documents.
Interesting. libfreetype2 is on the Pro devices. I wonder if the apps that use it have autohinting enabled.
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