Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Mar 2012 23:16 UTC
Windows Okay, so this one actually bothers me quite a deal in the Windows 8 consumer preview: the fonts in Metro look fuzzy - they look like fonts on Mac OS X. Because of the Mac OS X resemblance, I had assumed that Metro switched to a shape-accurate rendering method, like Mac OS X uses, but as it turns out, it's a little less exotic than that.
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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by arpan on Tue 13th Mar 2012 06:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
arpan
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It really wouldn't have been difficult for Microsoft to check orientation and enable/disable Cleartype. Or atleast enable Cleartype in x86/PCs & disable it on ARM/tablets.

This is essential, because at least at the beginning most users will be using Windows 8 on a desktop/laptop, which will all be used in a single orientation. Also, most of these users will have already gotten used to the sharp text in Windows 7, and will see Windows 8 text rendering as a step back.

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