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[3]: What makes me laugh
by Wowbagger on Thu 25th Jun 2009 02:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What makes me laugh"
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Properly designed fonts are usually hinted, that means they have data about how certain letters and especially certain letter combinations are to be kerned (problem combinations like "AV" or "To" come to mind).

If the font renderer ignores that information, it's most likely to look ugly, because depending on the shape of the letters the kerning requirements can differ considerably. It's not always the same combination of letters that need the same kerning in every font.

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