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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The History of ClearType
by HappyGod on Tue 13th Mar 2012 03:11 UTC
HappyGod
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For a fascinating look at the difficult birth of ClearType on Windows, and its jaded co-creator, have a listen to this:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/devlife/205a-Typo.mp3

Such a shame to see MS killing it off yet again!

P.S. The ClearType story is in the second half of the above podcast.

Edited 2012-03-13 03:13 UTC

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