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]: What makes me laugh
by abraxas on Thu 25th Jun 2009 11:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What makes me laugh"
abraxas
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"Kerning is controlled by the font itself not the rendering technology.


The font is data. The renderer processes the data to create what you see on screen. If the renderer ignores the kerning information supplied with the font, you get bad kerning. I'm not sure how you would imagine 'the font' controlling something the 'rendering technology' does not.


JAL
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Exactly. The font itself contains the kerning data. That's the point I was getting at. I wasn't aware that some common font renderers ignore this data.

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