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July 18, 2013 at 7:57 am #46510Taufik NurrohmanParticipant
Is this a generator problem? I’m on Windows. Using http://www.fontsquirrel.com/tools/webfont-generator to convert TTF file to WOFF in base64 format:
The “t” typeface… looks too short. Only occurs in regular font, on the size of 13, 15 and 17. My Alike and TexGyreHeros font also experienced the same thing ⇒ http://codepen.io/tovic/pen/irngjJuly 18, 2013 at 8:11 am #142917
Appears to be from a lack of hinting on the serif. You’re using Windows, correct? It’s not happening on the iPhone. Try using the Google web font version.July 18, 2013 at 7:39 pm #143546
Show me a side-by-side comparison of Font Squirrel vs GWFJuly 22, 2013 at 10:33 am #144089
Yeah, it’s a hinting issue. This doesn’t happen on a Mac or iPhone. I would create a topic on Typophile (General Discussion) with the screenshots and demo.July 22, 2013 at 10:53 am #144095July 22, 2013 at 10:56 am #144097Paulie_DMember
Haven’t seen that option yet although I have filed a bug report.
EDIT…Aha !July 22, 2013 at 7:01 pm #144116
See the weird colors in the screenshot? This shows it was hinted. Now, I bet it was auto-hinted using an algorithm by Font Squirrel.
And yes, Typekit uses an auto-hinting algorithm too. That’s what caused this: https://typekit.com/fonts/vinter-web
Manually hinting each character at different sizes is long and tedious work and that’s why so many use an algorithm to do it for them. However, it causes problems with rendering. And this is why I advocate quality webfonts, so people don’t run into these issues.July 25, 2013 at 4:48 am #144514
> Gahhh… re-shape all characters in all possible sizes?
Depends. Webtype redesigned their text faces specifically from 9px up to 18px, I believe.
If you’re asking if you have to hint that character for it to work, that depends on the EULA. In most cases you would be forbidden to do so. Type Designers welcome your feedback on issues like this, though. But since this was Font Squirrel’s fault due to their algorithm, it would be pointless.
I’m happy to see this was solved and sorry I missed your previous post.
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