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Old 10-04-03, 10:20 AM   #1
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Default Improving the appearence of your text with Clear type. xp

Even though I use a CRT I noticed a substantial improvement in the quality of displayed text when I enabled cleartype.

http://www.microsoft.com/typography/...ame=%20&fsize=



Another improvement was changing to the font "georgia", which is a True Type font.


http://www.microsoft.com/typography/...&FNAME=Georgia

those 2 changes made a big improvement.
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Cleartype works awesome w/LCDs. If you like AA w/your fonts in 2d it's great.
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I think it was primarily intended for LCD's.

I run my desktop at 1600x1200 (22" crt) and the improvement was very noticeable.

yeah, it kinda is like AA for fonts. lol.
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I too like cleartype on my crt, you can actually enable it under display properties, appearence, advanced
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Smokey,

I think that MS page goes beyond what is done in display properties.

the display properties has a simple switch, the web page asks you to choose from text samples and pick the best appearance.

dont know
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Thanks Red Dog I'd forgotten to re-enable cleartype after my last install. With all the reading I do on my PC its a god send. Ohy ve ..... thats easier on the eyes, and here I thoght I just needed new glasses.
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Cleartype blurs fonts...but it makes it a whole hell of a lot more readable
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Cleartype is sub-pixel blending. It only works correctly on LCD displays because it needs to map pixels exactly to individual elements on the screen. Sub-pixel blending isn't just anti-aliasing, it actually increases the horizontal resolution of the display by a factor of 3.

Cleartype may look better on a CRT, but you are not really seeing sub-pixel blending, instead its behaving more like regular anti-aliasing, with some side-effects (colored edges around the fonts). For CRTs, regular font anti-aliasing is still better.
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