[reportlab-users] Font Anti-Aliasing

Nizam Sayeed ibnameen at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 00:42:26 EDT 2007

Ah, okay. The reason I asked the question was because the text on the charts
I am generating are not so sharp. Looking at the graphguide.pdf, I see that
the text on the sample charts in the PDF are quite sharp.

I believe they were rendered via renderPDF whereas mine was rendered using
renderPM. Could this be the reason? I am attaching a sample chart (.PNG)
generated using my app. Is there a way to make the text more sharp in charts
rendered using renderPM?

On 10/8/07, Andy Robinson <andy at reportlab.com> wrote:


> On 08/10/2007, Nizam Sayeed <ibnameen at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Hello all,

> >

> > Is there a way to turn off anti-aliasing for fonts in ReportLab when

> > generating charts? Thanks.


> I don't think so. It's a fundamental feature of the rendering engine

> - it's drawing each character as a curve in an abstract space, not

> trying to align characters with the "pixel grid". As far as our

> software is concerned there is no pixel grid, you just happened to ask

> it for a bitmap.


> Best Regards,


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