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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RE: Comment by ephracis
by aliquis on Tue 13th Mar 2012 11:00 UTC 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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