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: Cleartype
by jokkel on Wed 24th Jun 2009 08:12 UTC in reply to "Cleartype"
jokkel
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2008-07-07

Remember Mac OS X's Brushed Metal theme http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brushed_Metal_(interface) ?
There you have it: text on texture. And it's not that bad really.

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RE[2]: Cleartype
by B12 Simon on Wed 24th Jun 2009 09:41 in reply to "RE: Cleartype"
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2006-11-08

Which demonstrates that it depends on the texture.

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RE[3]: Cleartype
by dylansmrjones on Wed 24th Jun 2009 10:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Cleartype"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

...and the chosen font rendering.

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RE[3]: Cleartype
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 25th Jun 2009 00:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Cleartype"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Well, yeah. I mean, brushed metal *is* a texture, but a really *good* texture. It uses a variation in color to simulate something I'd recognize in real life: brushed metal. Most of the Textures from the 90's were crap-o-rific(TM) variations in coloring for the purpose of variating the color. It didn't really look like anything you'd normally see in your everyday life.

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