[Vm-dev] Fwd: [Pharo-project] New Pharo based on core 10309 with antialiased fonts

Juan Vuletich juan at jvuletich.org
Thu May 21 19:46:28 UTC 2009

>  You can see how well this works by going to 
> http://www.jvuletich.org/Cuis/ and downloading the new Cuis #0204.
> See how well it does subpixel AA with black and colored text. Change 
> display depth, and see how it adapts to lower display depths. Also 
> play with preferences #subpixelRenderText and 
> #subpixelRenderColorText. All this is done with just one 16bpp glyph 
> for each char/font/size! No extra caches. Just standard rules, 
> colormaps, and thought.
Some screen shots...

Sub pixel AA:
http://www.jvuletich.org/Cuis/32BitDisplay-SubPixAA.png . That is the 
best look. Display at 32 bpp, sub pixel AA.

Whole pixel AA:

For less than 8bpp, no subpixel AA is available:

I did not include subpixel black and whole pixel color, but it is 
possible too.

Anyway, people really interested on this should check the code. Besides, 
playing 5 minutes with Cuis should be good for any squeaker, to realize 
that Squeak can be nice, simple and fast.

Juan Vuletich

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