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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Apple vs Windows claims
by rephorm on Wed 24th Jun 2009 03:16 UTC
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I'm not sure I understand the claims in the image on the posted site. If you zoom in on the "blurry" macintosh "i" and the "crisp" windows "i", they are identical. Down to the color and pixels.

The lighter non-bold windows font rendering in the title (ostensibly to fit to the pixel grid) is also the same width (2px) as the mac version. The colors are just lighter on windows.

The "rounded g descender" also isn't rounded any differently from the windows version (the latter simply has more AA fuzz around it).

So, I'm not sure how much faith I'd put in the rest of that article...

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