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[8]: What makes me laugh
by deathshadow on Sat 27th Jun 2009 04:23 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: What makes me laugh"
deathshadow
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2005-07-12

Yeah, and that's in windows where it's using the host glyph renderer, but is ignoring using windows for kerning...

Which is where OoO is REALLY made of /FAIL/ when it comes to working with text... I assume it's the same kerning engine as freetype because if I were to use any other *nix application under X, I get the same oddball kerning errors.

People wonder why I say I can't work with large bodies of text in linux OR OoO - THERE IT IS.

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RE[9]: What makes me laugh
by abraxas on Sun 28th Jun 2009 03:03 in reply to "RE[8]: What makes me laugh"
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People wonder why I say I can't work with large bodies of text in linux OR OoO - THERE IT IS.


I wouldn't go that far. I concede that OpenOffice has kerning issues but it doesn't seem to affect anything else because OO uses its own private copy of freetype. I haven't tried abiword but it probably isn't affected and neither is Lyx or other editors.

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