Fonts Anti-aliasing on a MAC.

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  1. Phil

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    To me Windows Cleartype looks much sharper than Apple's AA.

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  2. cdnalsi

    cdnalsi Food for the funky people

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    Well yeah, if you blow it up like that. That's software artifacts from zooming in, isn't it?

    Point being, when you select a different size of font, the AA works differently. If you blow up small text, of course it's going to be blurry.

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  3. Phil

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    Big or small, it still looks blurry to me. But each to his own.
     
  4. jimmy-floyd

    jimmy-floyd Notebook Evangelist

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    Like the old dutch saying:
    :) "To each his own said the farmer and kissed the as* of a pig":D
     
  5. DJRiful

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    Here is the buzz.

    Font rendering on OSX is the best for high resolution and there won't be issue in the future because it ignore the pixel ppi in some case if you look at iPhone 4 retina display. It is more like a vector font to me. Scalable.

    Windows font rendering are sharp as for now. If we put it on high resolution monitor like 2000x2000 (whatever it is) it will become really TINY and we might need to increase the ppi to be readable but the look of the font will look bad.

    Apple took typography seriously in the first place and Microsoft simply ignored it for long.
     
  6. Phil

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    My experience is the opposite. I had my Macbook and PC connected to the same screen 1920*1200 24" screen. On the Macbook I had to disable AA on small fonts to make it readable, while I had no problem reading the Windows fonts.

    It's interesting Apple offers a setting to disable AA on small fonts.
     
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    DJRiful Notebook Consultant

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    They offer this option because of code writers need to have clear monospace aligned.
     
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