as long as there are lower resolution monitors displaying the text, which there still are in 2018, many, and hinting is used in such a way as to improve the readability of the font, then Hinting will… ((more))
this is how I would recommend the settings.
when these settings are used, you should set the GASP to always use ysmoothing, and you should not then see the discrete steps in DirectWrite rendering en… ((more))
shame as its easy to fix this situation, or at least make it much better than it currently is by running the fonts in TTFAutohint, or in VTT Autohint, or as I suggested disable the hinting altogether. ((more))
one thing I did not mention in my last post. Worse than no hinting, is bad autohinting. The samples shown here, I collected, all equate to a horror show of bad autohinting. fonts with quality like th… ((more))