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

Thomas Wolff
Tue Jul 19 18:58:00 GMT 2016

Am 13.07.2016 um 21:30 schrieb Thomas Wolff:
> Am 13.07.2016 um 07:56 schrieb Thomas Wolff:
>> Am 12.07.2016 um 22:35 schrieb Michael Enright:
>>> On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 12:26 PM, Thomas Wolff wrote:
>>>> Mintty generates "faux-bold" by overstriking with a pixel offset of 
>>>> 1. Maybe
>>>> it should scale the thickness with the font size (like it does now for
>>>> manual underline and VT100 line drawing graphics), at increased 
>>>> risk of
>>>> clipping, however.
>>>> Suggestions welcome.
>>>> Thomas
>>> I assume you have already tried quite a few suggestions. Did you try
>>> digitally inflating the bitmap image of the normal weight characters?
>> No; apart from how to find a suitable algorithm, this would bypass the
>> system font rendering, including smoothing/Cleartype, so likely not have
>> good results.
>>> Did you try using the metrics from the normal weight while rendering
>>> with the bold weight?
>> The bold font is requested to be created with the same metrics ...
> Actually, it isn't. Found the root cause.
Fixed in
> Thomas

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