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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RE: No AA for me, please
by siride on Wed 24th Jun 2009 06:33 UTC in reply to "No AA for me, please"
siride
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2006-01-02

You can have good AA on Linux, you just have to tweak the FreeType settings. Of course, I have it disabled for mid-sized fonts (only less then 7 points and greater than 12 points have it enabled, as do bold and italic fonts, where the smoothy prevents obvious ugly jaggies).

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RE[2]: No AA for me, please
by Glynser on Wed 24th Jun 2009 06:52 in reply to "RE: No AA for me, please"
Glynser Member since:
2007-11-29

Yes maybe, but I don't want to have good AA on Linux, I want to have ZERO AA on Linux ;) and this worked for me in most situations, but my browser still looks crappy.

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RE[3]: No AA for me, please
by siride on Wed 24th Jun 2009 13:45 in reply to "RE[2]: No AA for me, please"
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

How do you still have AA in the browser even if you have it turned off elsewhere?

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