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Enrico Scholz enrico.scholz at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de
Wed Jan 26 14:12:08 UTC 2005

Nicolas.Mailhot at laPoste.net (Nicolas Mailhot) writes:

>> and crap... this is just an argument of pro-AA people who want to
>> demonstrate how ugly non-AA fonts are.
>> The statements above turn just off antialiasing but still use the same
>> render technology. With the available free fonts (bitstream), this
>> creates disrupted lines and makes it look yet more ugly than AA.
>> The real solution would be to use bitmap fonts.
> The real solution would be to use AA with a high-dpi screen

DDC reports 34x27 cm^2 for my 17" TFT which is driven with a 1280x1024
resolution (96x96 dpi^2).  More modern 19" TFT are even below this 96
dpi mark, and 21.3" TFT with 1600x1200 are <100dpi also.  Bitmap fonts
for text-based application are perfect for the these resolutions.

Monitors with printer resolutions might be an argument from the marketing
people, but I do not need them.


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