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I am currently starting to try dig in a little bit deeper into the hinting process of fonts. Actually I would lie if I said I understand it completely, but slowly getting there perhaps.
Here is one interesting issue I noticed, however, which makes me wonder if hints really are that good. It could also be that I am missing something very important here, but everybody tells me that Autohinting with Adobes AFDK 2.0 is quite good.
What I have done here is to make one font with hints and one without. The standard stem values are the same and also the Alignment zones have the exact same value.
Now look what happens when I use the font in InDesign. The funny thing is that, the bigger size the worse hinting.
In the last example the letters are really distorted as you see.
Any thought on this? Thanks in advance.