Subpixel Anti-Aliasing’s Achilles Heel

Michel Fortin’s interesting analysis as to why subpixel anti-aliasing isn’t used in some Mac apps: it’s a necessary side-effect of the performance optimization of drawing to an off-screen buffer with a transparent background. Maybe this explains why Dashboard widgets don’t use subpixel anti-aliasing, either.

Wednesday, 8 February 2006

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