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 abraxas on Sat 27th Jun 2009 19:36 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: What makes me laugh"
abraxas
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2005-07-07

It really seemed fine when I checked but when I did it again it again to take a screenshot it did't look right. I think it was the font size I was using before that made it look ok. I rarely use OO, mostly just to view .doc and .ppt files from google search results so I hadn't noticed it. OO uses its own, apparently defective, private copy of freetype so none of this behavior shows up in any other application on Linux for me. Does anyone know what the issue is with OO's freetype?

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RE[9]: What makes me laugh
by deathshadow on Sun 28th Jun 2009 23:26 in reply to "RE[8]: What makes me laugh"
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2005-07-12

Thing is, I see it in non-OO apps too under linux - in most every application I notice it...

Though admittedly, I may be hypersensitive to it. Simple fact is I've NEVER seen a copy of freetype render the kerning of fonts what I would consider 'properly'...

Edited 2009-06-28 23:27 UTC

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