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Old 06-27-2009, 05:23 PM   #1
Hugh Wyn Griffith
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Default Changes to ClearType in Windows 7 ...

Browsing in Microsoft blogland I came across this long and detailed article:

Engineering Changes to ClearType in Windows 7

One of the many passions held by Bill Gates is a passion for reading and so his desire to make reading on PCs a fantastic experience has been an effort ongoing for many years.

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ClearType was subsequently included in Windows XP and continues in Vista and Windows 7—each release saw changes in the underlying technology, the fonts that support the technology, and the APIs available to developers. It is fair to say that over the years we have learned that there are a set of customers who simply find ClearType rendered screens less than appealing and wish to turn it off. We recognize this and want to make sure we provide the appropriate controls.

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This post goes into the details of Windows 7’s implementation along with some history and background. Greg Hitchcock is the development lead on ClearType and has worked on it since the start. He’s also one of the most tenured members of the Windows 7 engineering team with only 6 folks having been at Microsoft longer -- Larry is one of them :-)!

which I thought might interest some. Almost certainly more than most of us would want to know but .....

   
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