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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Subpixel rendering in Linux
by giddie on Thu 25th Jun 2009 11:49 UTC
giddie
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2008-04-29

I absolutely love modern subpixel-rendered fonts in Linux. It's not available by default yet, but there's widespread support for the necessary modifications nowadays. I should add that I'm using a MacbookPro, so the screen DPI is higher than average anyway.

http://content.screencast.com/users/giddie/folders/Default/media/2c...

To get this, you need patches for Cairo, LibXft, and FontConfig.

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