Sunday, November 18, 2007

Hinting of Anjali font with Fontforge

I tried to add some duplicate tags to the Kevin's AnjaliOldLipi font so that it can work with suruma patch.I was not completely successful with the previous version of fontforge but, could complete it with the new avatar of fontforge.In the process I found that fontforge was unable to read the hinting instructions.

The autohinting done by fontforge now gives a reasonably good appearance for the glyphs if antialiasing is enabled.The freetype rasterizer can work with this autohinted glyphs,too.The hand-hinted glyphs are better,anyway.

The first scrot shows Anjali with no auto hinting and the other shows Anjali autohinted using fontforge.