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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Depends on DPI
by jal_ on Wed 24th Jun 2009 08:10 UTC
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2006-11-02

On a normal monitor, I prefer no anti-aliasing at all. I don't give one bit about font accuracy: when I'm writing documents, it's about the contents, not the looks, and when I'm programming, there's nothing to be printed at all. Same for browsing the web: I almost never print a web page, so who cares that the fonts are 'inaccurate' compared to the printed varieties? Until screens have the same DPI as printers, there's nothing 'accurate' about it anyway, it's just a gross approximation.

On my notebook, I do use anti-aliasing though, as otherwise the lines become so thin I can hardly see them (getting old...).

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