Can you tell the difference between these two images? Click on them to see a full-size version.
Hint: there is a difference, and it's font hinting!
The first image has hinted text, and it's terrible! It's morphed. The dimensions are funky. Why destroy a perfectly fine typeface (created by artists) by hinting (using algorithms and fancy math)?
I turn hinting off everywhere. I suggest you do it too. If you use Ubuntu, you can install Unity Tweak Tool:
Sublime Text will still hint. You'll have to use a
~/.fonts.config file to take care of that.
<?xml version="1.0"?> <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd"> <fontconfig> <match target="font"> <edit name="hinting" mode="assign"> <bool>true</bool> </edit> </match> <match target="font"> <edit name="hintstyle" mode="assign"> <const>hintnone</const> </edit> </match> </fontconfig>
Make text look good!