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From Leszek Gawron <lgaw...@mobilebox.pl>
Subject Re: [PlanetCocoon] 4 new ideas to discuss on Planet Cocoon
Date Tue, 24 May 2005 13:10:04 GMT
Gerald Aichholzer wrote:
> Hi Sebastien,
> 
> Sebastien Arbogast wrote:
> 
>> 2005/5/23, Gerald Aichholzer <gaich@iicm.edu>:
>>
>> [...]
>>
>>> But something completely different:
>>>
>>> What fonts are you using? In my environment (Firefox 1.04, WinXP Pro)
>>> my eyes get hurt (same for Opera and IE) :/
>>>
>>> Well, it is very difficult to read for me and I would suggest a
>>> different font (or is it my system?). It looks like some font-
>>> aliasing goes wrong and your text is shown extremely blurred.
>>
>>
>>
>> This is exactly the kind of feedback we need (among other kinds :-P)
>> Because in my firefox, maxthon or opera I perfectly see it, even if
>> the main font is not installed (Bitstream Vera Sans ! I didn't even
>> know of it... thx Mark ;-)) I can read Verdana (the second one in the
>> CSS list).
>>
>> Could you please send me a screenshot of what you can see so that I
>> can identify where the problem is ?
>>
> 
> I just wanted to point out a possible problem - I might not be the
> only one. You can find screenshots here (~200kB each):
> 
>   http://www.sbox.tugraz.at/home/g/gary/planetcocoon_firefox.png
>   http://www.sbox.tugraz.at/home/g/gary/planetcocoon_opera.png
>   http://www.sbox.tugraz.at/home/g/gary/planetcocoon_ie.png
> 
> Anyway it looks like some configuration with my notebook (although
> I haven't touched anything - as always ^^). I have just tried on
> a second computer - there it looks better, but it looks like it
> has font aliasing deactivated.
> 
> If you look at
> 
>   http://www.sbox.tugraz.at/home/g/gary/planetcocoon_zoomed.png
> 
> you can see the aliased edges in the letters a, b, o and c. This
> is causing a very blurry presentation when viewing in normal size.
It rather looks like ClearType is on. I wonder who named that technology 
ClearType anyway

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