Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jun 2009 21:40 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces The Engineering 7 weblog has an item about the improvements made in the ClearType font rendering technology which has been included in Windows since Windows XP. While I won't go too deeply into that post, I did figure it was a good opportunity to talk about font antialiasing in general; which type do you prefer?
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Readability
by drstorm on Tue 23rd Jun 2009 22:04 UTC
drstorm
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2009-04-24

I prefer on-screen readability.
Of course, that's because I read a lot, but I don't really print that often. Even when I do print, accuracy is not an issue, since I am not a publisher.

I think ClearType does a pretty nice job. Now, I don't know if they improved the engine in Vista (compared to XP), but I really started using it when I first installed Vista. (Works just fine on 7, of course.) On XP, I used the 'Standard font smoothing'.

Also, I considered Linux's (FreeType) rendering superior to XP's.

Now, Mac. Thom was right. It does seem "fuzzy" to me, as I'm a Windows user.
I meant to say: "I'm a PC.", but it just sounded too lame. ;)

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