Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2007 12:50 UTC, submitted by GhePeU
Graphics, User Interfaces "Joel Spolsky in his article 'Font smoothing, anti-aliasing, and sub-pixel rendering' compares Microsoft and Apple ways of text rendering and explains why windows people don't like Safari. Text in Safari looks too blurry and that must be why. I want to go further and sum up my experience and observations about it. I'm not an expert in digital typography, but I 'have something to say'. At least, some ideas may be useful for the GNU/Linux community."
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Actually...
by Arawn on Mon 9th Jul 2007 15:30 UTC
Arawn
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2005-07-13

... I kinda prefer the non-MS anti-aliasing, even on MS Windows. I say non-MS because I like the way Apple or some Linux distros do the anti-aliasing (I use MS Windows and some Linux distros). On low res displays it seems blurry, but on high res it looks much more nice and 'correct'. I always thought that most fonts looked bad on MS Windows, even with AA on. Now I know why...

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RE: Actually...
by dylansmrjones on Mon 9th Jul 2007 15:40 in reply to "Actually..."
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

I feel the same way, but I'm environmentally challenged because I've been accustomed to postscript-fonts in OS/2 and Mac OS Classic and strict correctness in font rendering.

You're right. It requires quite high resolution to work.

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