Resolution indpendence

James Cloos cloos at
Sat Jun 28 11:55:57 PDT 2008

>>>>> "Glynn" == Glynn Clements <glynn at> writes:

Glynn> And I wouldn't use anti-aliasing. The visual system relies upon
Glynn> edge detection, and blurring the edges reduces legibility. The
Glynn> place for anti-aliased text is if you are viewing the page as
Glynn> "artwork" (rather than trying to read it), where accurately
Glynn> representing the balance between ink and paper is more important.

That is strongly dependent on the type of grid-fitting.  A well-
instructed sfnt/glyf font will look better than a bitmap font, by
fitting the vertical and horizontal strokes to the grid and using
grayscale (or subpixel colouring) only on diagonals and curves.

James Cloos <cloos at>         OpenPGP: 1024D/ED7DAEA6

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