Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Jul 2005 11:45 UTC, submitted by GhePeU
Gnome GNOME 2.12 will be released to the world on September 7th, 2005, culminating 6 months of very exciting work by members of the project. A number of exciting technologies come together in GNOME 2.12 that will set the standard for free software desktops to come. Here is a sample of some of the outstanding work that has gone into GNOME thanks to its many contributors.
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Autohinting/SubPixel vs ClearType
by on Mon 1st Aug 2005 08:30 UTC

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I agree that Cleartype is too "fuzzy" for me in the sense that I can see the green fringe around the fonts. Although the tweaks considerably make it better.

I also recently just built up my new Gentoo install with all the tweaks I could. I have set up font rendering the best I could and here is a picture of my results. I am suprised how nice the fonts in linux can be. IMHO, they look much better than cleartype. But again, it really depends on the quality of the font in the first place. I plan to compile/upgrade to Gnome 2.12 asap to see what it brings.

Here is a sample of my fonts as they are now.

-HecHacker1 (need to register)

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You know, altough it's acceptable, your auto hinted freetype example is way more 'fuzzy' than my cleartype fonts on Windows.

Compare your screenshot with my tweaked cleartype:

Note that I'm using 1280x1024 as my most used resolution, I agree it tends to get a tiny bit fuzzy on lower resolutions, but on this one it's just great.
My display has been color corrected as well, which may also play a role in seeing fuzzy fringes or not.

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