Resolution indpendence

Steven J Newbury steve at
Mon Jun 30 08:39:51 PDT 2008

On Mon, 2008-06-30 at 15:29 +0200, Eirik Byrkjeflot Anonsen wrote:
> David De La Harpe Golden <david.delaharpe.golden at> writes:
> > Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> >
> >> (That's discounting all the people that disagree with your "unless
> >> it's 300+dpi there's nothing to do" stance)
> >> 
> >
> > Of course, RGB subpixels of a 100DPI color display are already 300DPI in
> > one axis.
> Which doesn't really help, since all the subpixel anti-aliasing I've
> seen looks horrible.
Then the pixel order was incorrect in the cases you've seen.

>   The only good thing I can say about it is that
> it makes windows at least stop horribly deforming the glyphs.
As far as I know Windows relies on the bytecode in cleartype fonts to
perform the hinting, so it depends on the quality of the font.  Somebody
correct me if I'm wrong.

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