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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RE: Wrong assumption
by siride on Wed 24th Jun 2009 06:30 UTC in reply to "Wrong assumption"
siride
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2006-01-02

Actually, fonts like Tahoma were designed for the screen. So what you say is not true.

Also, for printing and typography, just use programs that do their own special font-rendering. Don't make the rest of the system have sucky font-rendering just so those few people who need specialized font BS can get it. I have no problem with mathematically perfect font-rendering, just as long as it's kept to MS Word and Photoshop or whatever. I don't want that on my menus and web pages. I want something I can look at all day without wanting to gouge my eyes out. Unfortunately, I have to look at OS X all day and I still hate the fuzzy, inconsistent font-rendering (sometimes the exact same letter will be rendered differently in different places on the screen -- I consider this to be plain wrong behavior).

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