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Are you also disappointed with the font rendering in win8?


smoothMS

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I really now the basics from font rendering (subpixel rendering, hinting....) so it's not a wrong setting or something.

Windows have only simple grayscale antialiasing for the modern UI fonts and even some elements on the desktop (the bold office fonts "HOME" "INSERT" .... for example http://www.areamobile.de/assets/news/2012-07/microsoft-office-2013-excel.jpg) .

When I compare that with ubuntu (which I have in a virtual machine here) or OSX the fonts are so much less fuzzy - furthermore the fuzzy fonts looks like rendering artefacts to me sometimes. Highly annoying. I can understand that there are technical reasons that they don't use clear type anymore, but they should get at least on the level from ubuntu/OSX for the fonts. Win8 it's really unpleasant for me to read in some situations.

Someone feel the same?
 
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Coke Robot

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They still use ClearType....
 

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    Windows 8.1 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    AMD FX 8320
    Motherboard
    Crosshair V Formula-Z
    Memory
    16 gig DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS R9 270
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
    x2 3 TB Toshibas
    Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB
    PSU
    OCZ 500 watt
    Case
    A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic.
    Cooling
    Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes
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    Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard
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Coke Robot

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Hmmm, now that you mention, you kind of can tell there isn't too much font smoothing going on. But to me, it only can seen if I look real close....

Interesting, considering part of the metro design focuses around typography.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    AMD FX 8320
    Motherboard
    Crosshair V Formula-Z
    Memory
    16 gig DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS R9 270
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
    x2 3 TB Toshibas
    Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB
    PSU
    OCZ 500 watt
    Case
    A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic.
    Cooling
    Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Touch Mouse
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, but I might go back on KIS 2014

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