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 tomcat on Tue 13th Mar 2012 21:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
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"Sub-pixel rendering makes fonts look wonderful on LCD screens...


As long as the subpixels are horizontally-aligned and RGB ordered.

Turn a screen 180 degrees and your subpixels are BGR ordered, which doesn't look that good with Cleartype.

Turn it 90 degrees and your subpixels are vertically aligned, which looks bloody awful with Cleartype.

Since people are going to be using their tablets any way up Microsoft made the right choice in turning off subpixel anti-aliasing.
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Right, and since Win8 supports auto-rotation with an accelerometer, that will occur more frequently on tablets.

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