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: Comment by kaiwai
by abraxas on Wed 24th Jun 2009 11:08 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
abraxas
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Personally, I've never had a religion obsession of one mode of rendering over another; I like how Mac does it, just as I like how Windows Vista and Freetype (with patented hinting + personal tweaks). For me I can't work out why people thing that there is this accusation of 'fuzzy' when one looks at the screenshot of my desktop I can't see it:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/kaiwai/Picture1.png

Maybe my eye's are screwed because I don't see any fuzziness.


I think you're just used to the fonts. I can see all kinds of fuzziness in that screenshot. The lowercase "e" in the text input box for the OSNews in your screenshot is a good example. It looks like mush to me.

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