Musescore 3 FreeSans bold text rendering is bad

• Jan 11, 2019 - 09:45
Reported version
3.0
Priority
P2 - Medium
Type
Functional
Frequency
Once
Severity
S3 - Major
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project

Came up in https://musescore.org/en/node/281541

The reason most probably is that we don't package a Bold (nor Italic or BoldItalic) version of FreeSans (but do for FreeSerif) and that converting a normal font to Bold generally gives rather bad results (not so much for Italic, IIRC)

As per https://www.fontspace.com/gnu-freefont/freesans, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_FreeFont and https://www.gnu.org/software/freefont/ there is a FreeSans Bold and a FreeSans Oblique and a FreeSans BoldOblique (Oblique rather than Italic, but seems to be the same thing), and also a Free Mono family.

So the fix would be quite easy(?): add those fonts to the package.


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