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Rutherford CrazeType Designer at Mass-Driver
5 mnths ago

Unless I’m missing something, this really just seems like a less reliable DIY version of font hinting.

A font with good hinting should render sharply without adjustment. A font with bad hinting will not be fixed by scaling its cap height to a whole number of pixels (on your specific screen — 1 CSS pixel ≠ 1 physical display pixel).


That is really what it is. A bad hinting hack. Decent hinting (along with kerning pairs) are still rare though, so there may be a place for this, no?

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