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: Comment by kaiwai
by dylansmrjones on Wed 24th Jun 2009 10:17 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
dylansmrjones
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2005-10-02

I can also "totally" see it (sowwy, have to go to the loo and throw up after that teen-language), in its maximized state. If you look at "Spirit of Summer" the second i in "Spirit" is fuzzy compared with the first i. The first part of the u (that'll be the leftmost stem) in "Summer" is also fuzzy, and the last half of the first m and the first half of the second m is also fuzzy.

That said it might be related to my cheap, slutty and crappy LCD-monitor, where everything is somewhat fuzzy, no matter what I do. It is better than no monitor, but also worse than my former (and butt old and recently deceased) CRT-monitor.

If it looks good on your monitor, don't change anything. I strongly prefer OS X-rendering over "ClearType".

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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by Glynser on Wed 24th Jun 2009 10:45 in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
Glynser Member since:
2007-11-29

Always be aware that there *might* be some people around who don't speak English as their native language.

Btw, tell me more about your slutty and crappy monitor.

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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by dylansmrjones on Wed 24th Jun 2009 10:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

True. Natively I speak the Danish tongue.

My monitor? It's dirty, that's what it is. Cheap and dirty - and quite nasty. But easy and fast - you can't expect too much for $99.

It's some cheap ASUS lcd-something and true to its nature, it claims that it's splendid and I should try to push its buttons. Which usually results in all kinds of weird color cycling. Some sort of rage, perhaps?

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