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The Raster Tragedy at Low-Resolution Revisited

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 14:05:34 -0700
Message-ID: <4D7FD49E.9090807@tiro.com>
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
CC: Beat Stamm <ntzmstr@beatstamm.com>
Beat Stamm, formerly of the Advanced Reading Technologies group at 
Microsoft (and before that Microsoft Typography), has published a 
massively expanded and updated version of his classic article on 'The 
Raster Tragedy at Low-Resolution', which explained the need for 
'hinting' of TrueType fonts in low resolution environments. The new 
version of the article covers the plethora of different anti-aliasing 
technologies now in play, and perhaps of most interest to CSS folk some 
discussion of the relationship of font hinting to scaleable or adaptive 
layout. [See particularly section 6.2]


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