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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 UTC in Code | 2 comments | permalink
I'm completely unable to see any difference. What am I supposed to be seeing?

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.