Best method to configure cleartype

TL:DR

Switch on color inversion from Magnifier and run ClearType


ClearType
is Microsoft’s implementation of subpixel rendering technology in rendering text in a font system.

and ClearType sucks. ClearType doesn’t give the best font and the font looks awful bad even after configuring several times. I have tried it several times to get the font atleast good.

But while I was checking the magnifier recently, i came across color inversion and saw that my font looks awful while the color is inverted.

So i tried to switch on the inverted option in magnifier to and tried to configure the ClearType and selected all the ones that are good, and applied them.

Once i return back from color inversion, my font looked better than what I had previously applied.

Although it worked perfectly for some parts, other parts which looked nice before became bad.

Enjoy smile

One thought on “Best method to configure cleartype”

  1. I agree with you. They say there’s a lot of developing behind but with CSS I can add a simple instruction to get a better render than ClearType.

    For example
    text-shadow: 0px 0px 1.2px #000000;
    I didn’t even add an alpha rgb color, and it’s already better.

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