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Why can't windows have nice fonts?

>> No.62342516

IIRC, they did a lot of research years ago and concluded most users prefer fonts to be more legible than to look smoother.

They chose practicality over aesthetics.

>> No.62342698

>>62342516
But smoother fonts improve legibility...

>> No.62342719
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just zoom in :)

>> No.62342775

>>62342719
Yup.
Windows rendering only looks bad if you're a farsighted jackass who only uses 8pt and 10pt bitmap fonts.

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>>62342775

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>>62342802
reporting in from Arch Linux

>> No.62343445

it's how and where they do font processing in the critical system services and kernel

>> No.62343465

Comic sans

/thread

>> No.62343494

>>62342775
>Windows rendering only looks bad if you're a farsighted jackass who only uses 8pt and 10pt bitmap fonts.
Those fonts look like shit on Linux too. XP did those pretty gr8 tho.

>> No.62343729

>>62342486
>windows
problem is in their kernel

>> No.62343761

Just load up Roboto, get a high res monitor and turn off font smoothing.

>> No.62344790

>>62342486
Buy a high DPI monitor, they look amazing.

>Commodore PET > MacOS > Windows > Linux > Anything else
>[In terms of font rendering.]

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>>62342486

Based Gulim or nothing at all

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My Windows fonts look pretty good to me...

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Linux fonts have finally become perfect, especially after infinality died.

>> No.62346316

>>62342486
They look fine at higher resolutions. It's only 1080p and below where Windows font rendering looks like shit.

>> No.62346325

>>62346302
Luke?

>> No.62346355

>>62344790
>Buy a high DPI monitor, they look amazing.
yeah but only if you're on windows 10 or only have one monitor as the multi-monitor scaling options in windows 7/8.1 suck dick to the point that linux is ahead in this area for once

>> No.62346446

>>62346355
>linux is ahead
Ahead of 8 years old os? Sure thing.

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>>62342486
Windows has Wingdings

>> No.62346460

>>62346355
Nobody scales multi monitors, they work as separate monitors. Unrelated to font rendering.

Also I agree, Linux is ahead of Windows 7.

t. LTSB 2015 fag

>> No.62346545

>dont set up your monitors correctly
>hurrr windows font rendering sucks D:

>> No.62346581

>>62342832
i kekd a bit.

>> No.62346620

>>62342486
Why does windows blur it's fonts so heavily while Linux just works? Is Microsoft trying to make people blind? Are they in a partnership with eyeglasses manufacturers?
I literally couldn't even look at my screen and had to set it to a lower resolution. Windows is garbage.

>> No.62346645

>>62346620
why are you talking out of your ass?
windows Fonts aren't blurry. Macos is way worse in that regard.

>> No.62346669

>>62342775
Wouldn't bitmap fonts look the same on any OS?

>> No.62346686

you can adjust the rendering . its called cleartype

>> No.62346740

>>62346686
Most people here have sharpen to 100 on their monitors.

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>>62342486
looks good to me

>> No.62346767

>>62346460
>Nobody scales multi monitors, they work as separate monitors. Unrelated to font rendering.
windows 7/8.1 doesn't treat them as separate monitors though, scaling options are global unlike windows 10 as far as I know, but I haven't installed windows 10 to verify that

>>62346446
>Ahead of 8 years old os? Sure thing.
>>62346460
>Also I agree, Linux is ahead of Windows 7.
even windows fags are pretending like 8.1 never happened
but point taken, windows 7 is ancient but linux has had better scaling than either windows 7 or 8.1 for 6 years now, maybe even up to 7-8 years, certainly longer than the 5 years since 8.1's release

>> No.62346770

>>62346645
They are on my screen.

>> No.62346817

>>62346740
mine was on 40. i set it to 100 wtf is this shit. words look like rgb instead of black now

>> No.62346844

>>62345187
How did you get your quick reply window to look like that?

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