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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Think about the ARM hardware that Metro will run on. Most of those displays won't be using LCDs at all - they'll be using (S)AMOLED screens that use a pentile subpixel layout instead of LCD's rectangular subpixels. This would make ClearType's RGB hinting worse than useless, as it would make fonts less readable.

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