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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middleware
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2006-05-11

All you think this way is because you may too English-center. English letter is one of the most simply character shape in the world so Windows' ClearType can survive so long.

Have you ever read Chinese (especially Traditional, unsimplified Chinese) characters (especially in Italy style)? You will found ClearType's rendering is a nightmare. Moreover, Windows actually use pixel-based font shape directly for small font size, that means the character shape for some very complex Chinese character is WRONG.

Basically, preferring so-called "readability" over accuracy is a way simply not sustainable and not scalable.

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