Text Rendering Hates You


82 bookmarks. First posted by indirect 25 days ago.


"Rendering text, how hard could it be? As it turns out, incredibly hard! To my knowledge, literally no system renders text "perfectly". It's all best-effort, although some efforts are more important than others."
text  typography  fonts  rendering  programming 
15 days ago by garrettc
Windows has to monkey-patch some truetype fonts to work
fonts  graphics  text  typography 
15 days ago by coopermj
A really great article about rendering text:
from twitter
16 days ago by daisyk
"there are no consistent right answers, everything is way more important than you think, and everything affects everything else"
text  typography 
16 days ago by aparrish
A roundup of difficulties rendering text correctly
text  fonts  rendering  typography  browsers  via:metafilter  tootme 
16 days ago by nelson
font glyph unicode
20 days ago by ulmo
Rendering text, how hard could it be? As it turns out, incredibly hard! To my knowledge, literally no system renders text "perfectly". It's all best-effort, although some efforts are more important than others.
fonts  graphics  rendering  text  typography  programming  design 
22 days ago by agius
Rendering text, how hard could it be? As it turns out, incredibly hard! To my knowledge, literally no system renders text "perfectly". It's all best-effort, although some efforts are more important than others. Text Rendering Hates You
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23 days ago by Agiza
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fonts  graphics  rendering  text  typography 
23 days ago by erzwinkel
“Text Rendering Hates You”

Oh the joys of text rendering...
from twitter
23 days ago by codepo8
RT : Text Rendering Hates You, a random collection of weird problems you need to deal with when rendering text:
from twitter
23 days ago by markscottwright
Rendering text, how hard could it be? As it turns out, incredibly hard! To my knowledge, literally no system renders text "perfectly". It's all best-effort, although some efforts are more important than others.
typography 
23 days ago by mpm
Rendering text, how hard could it be? As it turns out, incredibly hard! To my knowledge, literally no system renders text "perfectly". It's all best-effort, although some efforts are more important than others.
wd  wd-typography  wd-typography--rendering 
23 days ago by ericwbailey
Lots of examples of how it's really hard to render text
typography 
24 days ago by amitp
Rendering text, how hard could it be? As it turns out, incredibly hard! To my knowledge, literally no system renders text "perfectly". It's all best-effort, although some efforts are more important than others.
text  fonts  rendering  reference  flux  unicode  svg  subpixel  graphics 
24 days ago by jevon
"The overarching theme here will be: there are no consistent right answers, everything is way more important than you think, and everything affects everything else."
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24 days ago by redoPop
There are no right answers, and everything affects something else

https://lobste.rs/s/dz8lml/text_rendering_hates_you
fonts  typography  graphics  facme 
24 days ago by mechazoidal
1 Terminology 2 Style, Layout, and Shape All Depend On Each Other? 3 Text Isn't Individual Characters 3.1 Text Overlaps 3.2 Style Can Change Mid-Ligature 4…
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24 days ago by hybridsolidr
Rendering text, how hard could it be? As it turns out, incredibly hard! To my knowledge, literally no system renders text "perfectly". It's all best-effort, although some efforts are more important than others.
fonts 
24 days ago by newmarcel
Rendering text, how hard could it be? As it turns out, incredibly hard! To my knowledge, literally no system renders text "perfectly". It's all best-effort, although some efforts are more important than others.
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24 days ago by jberkel
RT : Text Rendering Hates You, a random collection of weird problems you need to deal with when rendering text:
from twitter
24 days ago by sadlerjw
Rendering text, how hard could it be? As it turns out, incredibly hard! To my knowledge, literally no system renders text "perfectly". It's all best-effort, although some efforts are more important than others.
25 days ago by nexuapex