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[3]: No AA for me, please
by siride on Wed 24th Jun 2009 13:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: No AA for me, please"
siride
Member since:
2006-01-02

How do you still have AA in the browser even if you have it turned off elsewhere?

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RE[4]: No AA for me, please
by Glynser on Wed 24th Jun 2009 14:56 in reply to "RE[3]: No AA for me, please"
Glynser Member since:
2007-11-29

No, inside the browser it's also without AA, but it's the "standard Linux without AA" way. Which means that my fonts look completely broken because there's no hinting :/

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RE[5]: No AA for me, please
by siride on Wed 24th Jun 2009 15:00 in reply to "RE[4]: No AA for me, please"
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

Here's my ~/.fonts.conf. Maybe it will help you on your quest:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
<fontconfig>
<match target="font" >
<edit mode="assign" name="rgba" >
<const>rgb</const>
</edit>
</match>
<match target="font" >
<edit mode="assign" name="hinting" >
<bool>true</bool>
</edit>
</match>
<match target="font" >
<edit mode="assign" name="autohint" >
<bool>false</bool>
</edit>
</match>
<match target="font" >
<edit mode="assign" name="hintstyle" >
<const>hintfull</const>
</edit>
</match>
<match target="font" >
<edit mode="assign" name="antialias" >
<bool>false</bool>
</edit>
</match>
<match target="font" >
<test qual="any" name="size" target="font" compare="more_eq">
<int>11</int>
</test>
<test qual="any" name="size" target="font" compare="less">
<int>7</int>
</test>
<edit mode="assign" name="antialias" >
<bool>true</bool>
</edit>
</match>
<match target="font" >
<test qual="any" name="weight" target="font" compare="eq">
<const>bold</const>
</test>
<edit mode="assign" name="antialias" >
<bool>false</bool>
</edit>
<edit mode="assign" name="autohint" >
<bool>false</bool>
</edit>
</match>
<match target="font" >
<test qual="any" name="slant" target="font" compare="eq">
<const>italic</const>
</test>
<edit mode="assign" name="antialias" >
<bool>true</bool>
</edit>
</match>
</fontconfig>

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