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[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Wed 24th Jun 2009 07:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
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I can totally see it and it hurts my eyes. The smaller the fonts, the worse it gets when AA is turned on. Just look at some of the letters, they aren't even all black, some are much more lighter than others. You should especially notice that in the comment box on your screenshot. If not, then you might be lucky in some kind of way ;) but for me it's terrible, I'm glad that I can turn that off in Windows.

What browser are you using? did you actually MAXIMISE the screenshot? from the sound sof it, you didn't maximise the size of it - you kept it in its shrunken state.

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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by Glynser on Wed 24th Jun 2009 09:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
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by No it isnt on Wed 24th Jun 2009 23:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
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He's correct. Look at the is in "Disco" and "Easy Listening" in the iTunes window: they're not identical, the latter being smeared out and weaker. Same goes for the letter l in "Electronica" and "Gospel".

All the letters in the toolbar or whatever you call the line on top of the screen look blurry as well.

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