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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Readability on OS-level
by sphere2k on Wed 24th Jun 2009 01:28 UTC
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2009-04-17

As much as I like Apple's GUI aesthetics - Quartz's font rendering is an absolute deal breaker for me. I much prefer the way fonts look with Microsoft's ClearType subpixel rendering (after proper tuning of course). That is for every-day stuff like web browsing and email that involves a lot of reading.

In situations where I need an accurate representation of what a typeface will look like in print, it's most likely in an application that has its own rendering engine anyway - InDesign in my case. Adobe's engine is called CoolType and produces results quite similar to those of Quartz as far as I can tell.

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