Different Auto-hinting tests and results

Hi typophiles

I'm trying to figure out which is the best quick auto-hinting solution, right now I know 4 (quick) options:

• No Hinting
• Fontlab Hinting (with proper stems/blue zones)
• FontSquirrel
• TTFautohint Program (thanks to Dave Crossland)

(I've attached the results) The question is:
Do you know any other quick auto-hinting options that might be worth a try?


*I'm using Chrome on Windows 8.1, and the tests with Impallari testing tool

No-hinting.jpg876.71 KB
Fontlab-auto-hinting.jpg437.85 KB
FontSquirrel-auto-hinting.jpg868.23 KB
TTFautohint.jpg884.23 KB
ferfolio_2's picture

TTF Autohint seems to be the best option:

jasonc's picture

Why are you only testing in one browser? That's not going to give you any decent answer.

Jens Kutilek's picture

The Fontlab autohinting screenshot looks like PostScript outlines rendering. If you are looking for meaningful results, it's better to only compare fonts with the same outline type.

ferfolio_2's picture

I've tested on other browsers, but, I didn't want to upload 16 images hehe, but you are right!
Yes Jens, I should have done TTF tests only! :/

Will try again soon

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