Mintty 2.4.0 and Deja Vu Sans Mono 2.35: issue with bold

Thomas Wolff
Mon Jul 11 20:43:00 GMT 2016

Am 11.07.2016 um 20:52 schrieb Henry S. Thompson:
> Something funny going on: the normal/bold contrast is much less than it
> should be (used to be).  I'm on a new laptop with clean install of
> Windows 10, Cygwin (64-bit), etc.
> To see what I'm talking about, look at whatever test page you like which
> includes both bold and non-bold text (I use gnus).
What "gnus" test page?
>    Compare either
>    * the bold / non-bold contrast for Deja Vu Sans Mono vs. e.g. Lucida
>       Sans Typewriter
>    * the appearance of any text if you select DVSM Bold as the font,
>       vs. the bold you get with emboldened text with DVSM Book as the font.
> The setting of 'Show bold as font' has no effect.
It's using shadowed (self-drawn) bold mode, not the bold font, with 
DejaVu; with other fonts it's using the bold font.
> Can anyone reproduce / suggest a fix?
Looking for the root cause.

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