Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 21:28 UTC
Windows A very detailed post at the Building Windows 8 blog about the graphics subsystem in Windows 8 - very interesting. One part stood out to me, though: "The Metro style design language is typographically rich and a number of Metro style experiences are focused on providing an excellent reading experience. DirectWrite enables great typographic quality, super-fast processing of font data for rendering, and provides industry-leading global text support. We've continued to improve text performance in Windows 8 by optimizing our default text rendering in Metro style apps to deliver better performance and efficiency, while maintaining typographic quality and global text support." All this still doesn't explain why text rendering on Metro (so not the classic desktop) had to be made as horrible as it is. Please, for the love of god, give us the option of turning ClearType's subpixel RGB optimisation back on for Metro applications. Fonts look horrible without it, which is kind of ironic given how font-heavy Metro is.
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RE: ClearType isn't coming back
by Fergy on Tue 24th Jul 2012 07:22 UTC in reply to "ClearType isn't coming back"
Fergy
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2006-04-10

ClearType is gone forever. It's not needed on ~200DPI displays and worse than useless on Pentile displays. Microsoft clearly thinks these are the future, so is pulling an Apple and forcing people to buy new hardware to get the most out of Windows 8.

I bought my 24 inch Dells with 1920x1200 for 450 euro each. Where can I get that 200DPI monitor? I would love to get a 24 inch 3840x2400 version for 450 or even 600 euro.

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