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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by BiPolar on Wed 24th Jun 2009 14:35 UTC in reply to "Comment by antenna"
BiPolar
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I'm one of the 5% (apparently) that prefers what they term there as Bi-Level rendering. I find everything else to look blurry, weak or thin and the halo effect around characters really bothers me. Give me my jagged edges any day.


Nice comparison of different font AA techniques in Windows 7:
http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/archive/2009/06/23/engineering-changes-to-...

Of the example images... the only one that doesn't makes me cry is the first one ("bi-level" or "Smooth edges of screen fonts" set to off).

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