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[4]: Comment by ssokolow
by Laurence on Wed 14th Mar 2012 08:35 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ssokolow"
Laurence
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This is not what he is talking about. This is desktop environment independent issue, subpixel font rendering is available and there is an option, but it's horrid without filter patches (horrible colour fringing, hinting), which are for freetype. I am KDE user myself and I had to get freetype from separate repo to have nicely looking fonts on my distro.
As far as I know Ubuntu have these patches enabled by default. I'm not sure what is the current state of this patent issue and if it's still present.

Ahh I see.

What distro is it you have? Arch must ship those patches as well then by the sounds of it (or my eye sight has deteriorated massively over the last few years)

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