VTT Version 6.30 [August, 2018 release]

Download available here The following are the changes since the 6.20 [March, 2017 release] release of VTT: • Support for Open Type Font Variations including Intermediates. Previously, VTT only supported varying CVTs at the extremes of axes in the design space. VTT now can vary CVTs anywhere in the design space, including intermediate points between axis…

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Glossary of Terms

The following glossary of terms, may be a useful reference for articles on FontBlog Aliasing: Sometimes called “the jaggies” or stair-stepping. It is an artifact of displaying round or diagonal features on a rectilinear grid like a display screen. Anti-aliasing: Techniques intending to minimize the impact of aliasing, including gray-scale rendering and ClearType. Traditional anti-aliasing…

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The ‘gasp’ Table

What is the ‘gasp’ table? The ‘gasp’ table (Grid-fitting and Scan-conversion Procedure Table) in a TrueType font plays a very important role in how a Hinted TrueType font will render on-screen on Microsoft Windows. In general, the table contains information that describes the preferred rasterization techniques for the typeface, as well as specifying the combination of…

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