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Microsoft ClearType

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Someone sent me this link to ClearType today. It's a pretty cool little... thing for Windows that makes all fonts look better due to a better type of anti-aliasing.

From the ClearType website:

mmm.gif


  1. This is how the lowercase 'm' looks in the original typeface outline.
  2. This is a close-up of the 'm' when rendered on screen without ClearType. Notice how the 'm' has hard, jagged stair-steps or 'jaggies' in the stems, or 'legs' of the 'm'.
  3. This is a close-up of the 'm' when rendered on screen with ClearType. Notice how the 'jaggies' are much more subtle and the letter is rendered more smoothly.
It uses colors to fill in the lettering and make it smoother. Here's another example off the site:

sbs.gif


Pretty cool huh? You can learn more about here:

http://www.microsoft.com/typography/ClearTypeInfo.mspx

And install and configure it if you wish here:

http://www.microsoft.com/typography/cleartype/tuner/1.htm
 
So I guess it's already installed with Windows and you can enable it in display properties. :? Still, that page allows you to configure it. ;)
 
Viper007Bond said:
So I guess it's already installed with Windows and you can enable it in display properties. :? Still, that page allows you to configure it. ;)

well it asked me to download something...
 
Just the web interface control I believe.
 
if you read with your face to the computer monitor looking through a magnifying glass, then cleartype is the one for you
 
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