Evince ignores font hinting settings
Submitted by Sebastien Bacher
Assigned to poppler-bugs
That bug has been opened on https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evince/+bug/87230
"Binary package hint: evince
I specifically set my system to disable font hinting because I prefer the appearance.
However, Evince still insists on using hinting when rendering. As a result, I get particularly bad (worse than normal) text rendering with all documents. See attached screenshot for example.
Zooming in and out causes apparent font weight to increase and decrease by massive amounts. Worse still is that italicized text at the same zoom level appears thinner for Times New Roman. See screenshot for example. Notice also under point 4 the italic "zero" has its diagonal bar in the "z" missing. This is just another issue with font hinting, but illustrates the problem well. ... http://librarian.launchpad.net/6512242/hinting.png Screenshot"