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 Moochman on Wed 24th Jun 2009 09:19 UTC in reply to "No AA for me, please"
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Yes, that right-side pic does look amazing in its own retro way. But part of the reason the one on the left looks so bad is that the kerning (the spacing between letters) is horrible!!! Linux AA has come a long way since that screenshot was taken, methinks.

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RE[2]: No AA for me, please
by Glynser on Wed 24th Jun 2009 09:27 in reply to "RE: No AA for me, please"
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That's also true, I know that it's a bad example of AA on Linux. But anyway, even in the most up-to-date distros I haven't found an AA mode that completely satisfied me, and I don't consider the normal hinting without AA "retro", for me it's just the "Clearest Type" that anyone can come up with, and it's pretty readable for me. For layouting and publishing, it's a different story, but for plain on-screen text, this is the one and only method for me ;)

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