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Original OSNews Interviews Today we feature a very interesting interview with David Turner, one of the main Freetype developers, discussing the project's past and future. These days, David continues his work in Freetype even after having been hired by Google.
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ClearType mimic should be a goal
by tuxedo on Fri 29th Jun 2007 20:58 UTC
tuxedo
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2007-06-24

I think to date there hasn't been a better font rendering on screen than ClearType. I'm not a Microsoft fan at all, I disapprove their philosophy and politics, but I agree that fonts rendered with Cleartype are clean, have high contrast and you don't get tired after a day of work in front of your computer.

There has been some effort to enhance fonts on Linux. Fonts on Linux are pretty good (ie: on CentOS). I think they still can be improved, and ClearType should be a goal (maybe it is already). Then, if some people prefer fuzzy fonts, they can turn ClearType off.

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