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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orestes
Member since:
2005-07-06

Odd because Apple's implementation is arguably superior in it's results. Either that or Apple's fonts just look better to begin with, at least to my sensibilities.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Like the Joel on Software article, I am a Windows guy and I actually think the Apple fonts look fuzzy ... I think it is more what you are used to looking at.

Thought I have used ClearType tuner. In XP I don't think some of the fonts were supposed to be use With only cleartype enabled ... Consolas doesn't render correctly without cleartype.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consolas

and

http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2005/08/consolas-and-cleartype.htm...

Edited 2012-03-13 11:15 UTC

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Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

No, Apple's solution is worse in every meaningful way. It only looks better if your squint or have a very high-DPI screen. Fortunately though Apple are moving to very-high DPI screens, where they are no longer handicapped by their poor font-rendering.

Edited 2012-03-16 19:06 UTC

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