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: Linux font rendering the best
by Glynser on Wed 24th Jun 2009 11:03 UTC in reply to "Linux font rendering the best"
Glynser
Member since:
2007-11-29

I must admit, this is actually one of the nicest examples for Linux AA rendering. Except for the bold text, which is just too smooth on some of the edges. But for the normal font, it's definitely readable and a working alternative (though I'd still prefer good hinting without AA).

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abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

I must admit, this is actually one of the nicest examples for Linux AA rendering. Except for the bold text, which is just too smooth on some of the edges. But for the normal font, it's definitely readable and a working alternative (though I'd still prefer good hinting without AA).


I'm not sure what you mean by "too smooth". It's probably not as shape accurate as it could be but the smoother edges make it a lot easier on the eyes in my opinion. It is just an opinion though because I realize that fonts and font rendering preference is highly subjective.

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Glynser Member since:
2007-11-29

Well the thinner letter look pretty clean and sharp, but the bold letters have edges that fade out pretty much. That's what I meant with "too smooth".

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