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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Is screen rotation the reason?
by coldandflu on Tue 13th Mar 2012 02:02 UTC
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Your desktop is always one way up. A tablet can be rotated in any direction.

Cleartype looks pretty dodgy unless the subpixels are horizontally aligned. If you try using it with a monitor turned 90 degrees (like I do) it doesn't look so flash.

Edited 2012-03-13 02:04 UTC

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rebus Member since:

This can be adjusted for in W7.

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Carewolf Member since:

That is easily adjusted for. You can even sub-pixel render to pen-tile displays and take advantage of the 2 dimensional sub-pixel layout.

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