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Type rendering: operating systems « The Typekit Blog

As we dig into type rendering on the web, we’ll begin by looking at text rendering engines. We are all familiar with operating systems like Windows and Mac OS X, but within each OS are smaller, specialized components available for use by applications like web browsers. APIs such as Core Text on Mac OS X, and DirectWrite and GDI on Windows, are examples of these components and are responsible for rasterizing fonts’ vector outlines. Let’s examine screenshots of web type as rendered by each of these APIs, and talk about the application independence of rendering engines.


Grading the New Font "Features" in OS X Leopard | Typographica

Apple announced a October 26 release date for Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) today, along with more detailed information on the new system, including over “300 New Features”. Let’s look a little closer at the features in the Fonts category and give them snarky grades based on their potential value.

KROMOFONS - the first new operating system for your mind in 5,000 years !

Kromofons is a patent pending new medium of communications. Color patterns or sequences indicate words. Kromofons can be used statically or dynamically. In still or animated formats.

Apple and Microsoft renew font licensing agreement

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From TypeCon2007, a press release congratulates Apple and Microsoft for extending an agreement on cross-licensing fonts.


Operating System and Browser Detection | Cleartype detection

You will be able to see all kinds of detailed information about your computer and your browser. What kind of things it supports and what it doesn't support. Also, you'll see detailed information about JavaScript, Java, Plug-ins, Components, Screen Resolution, Hardware, Cookies, and more....


Code Style: Windows font survey results

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Windows font survey results How sure can you be that the font you specify will be present on the end user's machine? The results below are the latest periodic snapshot of the Code Style Windows font survey and should give you greater confidence in selecting a font. Use the article feedback form below if you want to be alerted to future updates.