Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jun 2009 21:40 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces The Engineering 7 weblog has an item about the improvements made in the ClearType font rendering technology which has been included in Windows since Windows XP. While I won't go too deeply into that post, I did figure it was a good opportunity to talk about font antialiasing in general; which type do you prefer?
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Shape accuracy with provisions
by bousozoku on Wed 24th Jun 2009 00:16 UTC
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Having seen a lot of odd renderings of typefaces, I want shape accuracy first. The problem is that a lot of people designing for the display vs. the printed page, don't choose typefaces that are appropriate and have the inbuilt quality necessary to be displayed well on a low resolution device.

I don't find that most cheap font files are created nicely enough to look good in every situation or that displays (cheap or expensive) are capable of clearly displaying text. It's a matter of giving the renderer plenty of information, not allowing it to make guesses at what the typeface designer wanted.

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