I noticed that if I compare the same font-family and font-size from other applications to GIMP, the output is different.
In the image below, on the left is 8pt Microsoft Sans Serif rendered in Word and Firefox. On the right is the same size and font rendered by GIMP's text tool (note: anti-aliasing is off).
- Why is this happening? It's not even close to the same size. If I up the font size in GIMP (to about 12), the size matches, the the glyphs and spacing do not
- Is it normal/expected for different applications to render the same font differently?
- Is it normal/expected for the same font to be rendered differently on different operating systems?