Cairo.HintStyle Enumeration
Specifies the type of hinting to do on font outlines.

Syntax

public enum HintStyle

Remarks

Hinting is the process of fitting outlines to the pixel grid in order to improve the appearance of the result. Since hinting outlines involves distorting them, it also reduces the faithfulness to the original outline shapes. Not all of the outline hinting styles are supported by all font backends.

Members

Member NameDescription
DefaultUse the default hint style for for font backend and target device
FullHint outlines to maximize contrast
MediumHint outlines with medium strength giving a compromise between fidelity to the original shapes and contrast
NoneDo not hint outlines
SlightHint outlines slightly to improve contrast while retaining good fidelity to the original shapes.

Requirements

Namespace: Cairo
Assembly: Mono.Cairo (in Mono.Cairo.dll)
Assembly Versions: 1.0.5000.0, 2.0.0.0