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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lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

Both Algorithms are ClearType.

There is an interview with the creator of ClearType, he claims the differences are because Apple didn't implement it correctly.

http://www.thisdeveloperslife.com/post/2-0-5-typo

Apple got ClearType patent as part of the Apple-Microsoft cross licensing deal.

Edited 2012-03-13 09:31 UTC

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