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+ - ClearType Takes a Back Seat for Windows 8 Metro->

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "Playing around with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, someone might have noticed that the fonts in the Metro interface have a bit fuzzy look, compared to ClearType which was introduced in XP. The subpixel smoothing isn't being used. This trend dates back to the Zune desktop software, followed by Windows Phone 7. A theory puts emphasis on how the “Metro rendering engine” works. Because Metro puts a lot of emphasis on animations and transitions, the ClearType technology never played well with text moving, changing size or rendered against a transparent surface."
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ClearType Takes a Back Seat for Windows 8 Metro

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