Posts Tagged ‘cleartype’

ClearType is for color blind people

May 1, 2008 5 comments

I was going to title it as ‘ClearType sucks’ but anyway.

ClearType uses a technique named subpixel rendering that absolutely sucks – at least for me. Say for example i have some black text on white background then the subpixel rendering will make some adjacent pixels have some colors. Take a example, Consolas, a font that works only with ClearType:
Consolas ClearType sample
That just looks painful for my eyes, i see every colored pixel in something that should had been only black and white (or gray at least) – it’s just friggin painful. If you don’t notice it (well, I might see better than you) look here:
What\'s with all the colors?!
And I’m not just running on crap hardware – I think a Dell 2407WPF-HC is good enough !

I’ve also tried to tune the ClearType a bit and it still looks like crap.

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