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HINT

Hierarchical Information NeTs.

A language for the CDC 3600.

["HINT: A Graph Processing Language", R.D. Hart, Michigan State U, Apr 1970].
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hints

Instructions used to ensure that a font displays properly at small point sizes. When fonts are scaled from a common algorithm, serifs, accents and various lines in small fonts may not line up properly with the pixel grid on screen. Hinting applies rules to specific characters; for example, a hint would ensure that both vertical lines in an H have the same thickness or that the sides of the "v" in the middle of an M are uniformly shaped. See scalable font and font smoothing.
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