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Subpixel hinting

The anti-aliasing configuration in KDE lets you set the sub-pixel hinting. To get an idea of the effect look at the following screenshots. Each window uses a different hinting style. The more hinting, the sharper will fonts look.
anti-aliasing sub-pixel hinting


posted on 2007-06-19 21:53 CEST in Code | 2 comments | permalink
I'm completely unable to see any difference. What am I supposed to be seeing?

--Rich
Look at the fonts. While the dollar sign in the "none" shot is blurry, it appears very sharp with "full". Or the vertical lines of the E, B, and H letters in the menu bar increase in sharpness from "none" to "full".
If you are viewing this on a cheap CRT then of course you may not be able to distinguish the unsharpness of the anti-aliasing from the CRT divergence.

Odi