"Hinted Raster" font rendering has anti-aliasing/smoothing in it?

Greetings,

So we’re trying to get Chinese to work in our game. We usually use Bitmap fonts but a Chinese bitmap would be at least a 2k texture which we can’t afford. So we’re switching to dynamic/ttf font for Chinese.

Our game is a pixel 2D game, so we need everything crisp. The problem with dynamic font is no matter what setting I choose in the font importer (even Hinted Raster), it sill shows some smoothing/anti-aliasing.

Any tips/thoughts/ideas how to make it NOT do that would be appreciated

PS: We’re using NGUI and Unity 5.4.3p4

Here’s a comparison screenshot of a Dynamic font with Hinted Raster and a Bitmap font.

Thanks

In the inspector you can create an editable copy of the font that allows you to change texture settings:

101006-screen-shot.png

Edit: You need to change Character to Unicode to allow creation of the copy

So it seems like it’s the filter mode on the font texture but for whatever reason they don’t let you change it. Changing it in code seems to work.

public Font DynamicFont;

[ContextMenu("Make It Crispy")]
void MakeItCrispy()
{
    if (DynamicFont)
    {
        DynamicFont.material.mainTexture.filterMode = FilterMode.Point;
        DynamicFont.material.mainTexture.anisoLevel = 0;
    }
}

I’ll keep this answer around un-accepted incase someone has a less hacky better way to do it.