I'm stuck at work with a fucking Windows laptop, and Windows font rendering makes me want to vomit. Oh how I miss my Mac back at home. Even Ubuntu's font rendering is better.
Is there any way to make it look like my beloved, smooth Mac OSX fonts? Or should I sharpen the knife with which I'm gonna cut my wrist soon? Help me /g/ pls.
That's why I use Ubuntu most of the time because how good the font rendering looks.
But what else that might have something to do with it is that your mac uses a higher resolution screen.
This anon is using a lower res screen.
I'm not sure why that image looked so blurry.
Cleartype is shit, end yourself idiot.
>forcing shit on a pixel grid and deform everything
You can have correctly rendered fonts and have them not be blurry.
Get version 0.9.1 beta, it's the latest. Yes it's old, but it's still working.
Make sure to fully read what the various configuration options in the config.xml file do, it's available there: https://code.google.com/p/gdipp/wiki/SETTING_Beta
As a rule of thumb, if you get display issues in ANY application, exclude it from gdipp hooking.
Also it doesn't work in:
- software or stuff that doesn't use gdi for rendering (see: hardware accelerated web browsers — you can disable Direct2D in Firefox and keep hardware acceleration though ; Visual Studio 2012+ ; Office 2013+ ; Metro shit — All that shit uses Windows Presentation Foundation and gdipp doesn't know how to hook into that)
Other than that it works well.
But that is ClearType rendering. It only works well with fonts tailored for it because it can't do antialiasing properly and depends on hinting to avoid artifacts. I think it just does a scanline subpixel render with no AA and then runs a horizontal color fringing filter (basically a light blur) which gives it something resembling horizontal antialiasing.
Before DirectWrite was a thing webdevs came up with tons of CSS hacks to trigger the legacy Windows grayscale renderer instead of ClearType so unhinted fonts would at least get some crude 2-way antialiasing.
>the 'e' in amet doesn't even have a counter any more
Yup, that font rendering looks just fine, no idea what everyone is complaining about