better text rendering by downsampling oversized labels #1290

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Komzpa opened this Issue Jul 5, 2012 · 1 comment

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@Komzpa

Small fonts look a lot better if rendered on double resolution and then downscaled.

http://latlon.org/~komzpa/screenshots/roads2.png - default mapnik;
http://latlon.org/~komzpa/screenshots/roads3.png - oversized dowscaled version.
http://latlon.org/~komzpa/screenshots/roads4.png - mapnik trunk

Link to place:
http://mull.geofabrik.de/hires.html?zoom=13&lat=53.90043&lon=27.51116&layers=0B

@herm
Mapnik member

Rendering of small fonts will improve with the new HarfBuzz work:
http://mapnik.org/news/2012/07/31/gsoc2012-status6/

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