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: Comment by ssokolow
by mikeinohio on Tue 13th Mar 2012 12:44 UTC in reply to "Comment by ssokolow"
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If you have a problem with color fringing, that probably means that you are using an LCD display and your operating system does not have the LCD filter patches. Many Linux distributions do not include the LCD filter patches due to licensing issues, I believe.

It is actually pretty easy to apply the LCD patches. Just google "Debian font rendering" and replace "Debian" with whatever OS you are using for instructions.

I use Debian squeeze. In that case, I had to update Iceweasel to the latest version via Debian Backports and replace the fonts folder in the /etc/ directory. It took me about half an hour to do that. It was worth it though. Sub pixel rendering looks much better than greyscale when you have the LCD filter patches.

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