Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Mar 2012 23:16 UTC
Windows Okay, so this one actually bothers me quite a deal in the Windows 8 consumer preview: the fonts in Metro look fuzzy - they look like fonts on Mac OS X. Because of the Mac OS X resemblance, I had assumed that Metro switched to a shape-accurate rendering method, like Mac OS X uses, but as it turns out, it's a little less exotic than that.
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Comment by ephracis
by ephracis on Tue 13th Mar 2012 01:18 UTC
ephracis
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2007-09-23

I don't know much about font rendering but could it be possible for us in the future to have a high enough DPI to make all these font related problems to just go away?

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RE: Comment by ephracis
by No it isnt on Tue 13th Mar 2012 01:35 in reply to "Comment by ephracis"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

I hope so, and it looks possible. The other manufacturers seem to follow whatever Apple does, so tablets and mobile phones are already going for higher resolutions, and in addition LCD prices have become very low lately, with even 22" IPS screens being quite affordable these days.

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RE[2]: Comment by ephracis
by Laurence on Tue 13th Mar 2012 13:17 in reply to "RE: Comment by ephracis"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I hope so, and it looks possible. The other manufacturers seem to follow whatever Apple does, so tablets and mobile phones are already going for higher resolutions,

They were going for higher resolutions even without Apple influence:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_displays_by_pixel_density#Devi...

However the release of the 3rd gen iPad should hopefully kick start those other manufacturers lagging behind on the display race.

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RE: Comment by ephracis
by smashIt on Tue 13th Mar 2012 02:18 in reply to "Comment by ephracis"
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

it will go away in the future.
when you take printing as a reference, 600 dpi are enough to avoid aliasing-issues
on large high-resolution screens we have more than 200dpi today
on realy small ones we are already beyound 2k dpi

it's only a matter of time till scaling-problems are solved (and we have the bandwidth to drive those screens)

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RE: Comment by ephracis
by aliquis on Tue 13th Mar 2012 11:00 in reply to "Comment by ephracis"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

But doing sub-pixel rendering will still increase the smoothness even if it's smooth to begin with?

Personally I prefer the Adobe and Apple sub-pixel rendering.

Maybe Adobe slightly above Apple. But the most interesting is either against freetype or cleartype.

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RE[2]: Comment by ephracis
by ephracis on Tue 13th Mar 2012 11:03 in reply to "RE: Comment by ephracis"
ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

But if you are able to render a single character with one million pixels (1000x1000) then isn't sub-pixel rendering just a waste of CPU cycles?

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