Playing With ClearType Artifacts

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Playing With ClearType Artifacts

  1. 1. Playing With ClearType Artifacts Chester M BarCamp Rochester #5
  2. 2. What is Font Smoothing? <ul><li>Anti-aliasing is applied to the fonts to make them look smoother and easier to read.
  3. 3. Takes out the jaggies. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is ClearType? <ul><li>Computer monitors have three sub-pixels.
  5. 5. Using different colors, only some of the sub-pixels can be activated, tripling the horizontal resolution. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is ClearType? 1. Original outline. 2. No font smoothing. 3. ClearType.
  7. 7. What is ClearType?
  8. 8. What Can I Do With These Artifacts? <ul><li>Exaggerate them for comedic effect.
  9. 9. Stare at them until your eyes go funny.
  10. 10. Explore the borders of legibility. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Fun 3D Effects!
  12. 12. Fun 3D Effects!
  13. 13. Credits <ul><li>Some images taken from Microsoft's page on ClearType: http://www.microsoft.com/typography/ClearTypeInfo.mspx
  14. 14. Images made with MS Paint (for the artifacts) and GIMP.
  15. 15. My blog: http://xwdishere.tubmlr.com/ (slides will be linked from there, also more cleartype fun!) </li></ul>

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