Microsoft's own PR says its new ClearType font
technology addresses "the area beyond the traditional pixel boundary", and that with ClearType, "letters on the computer screen appear smooth, not jagged.
Ascender Corporation, a leading provider of advanced font products for hardware & software developers, today announced that they have entered into an agreement with Microsoft which enables Ascender to distribute the Microsoft ClearType Font Collection directly to end users.
The Microsoft ClearType Font Collection contains six new typeface families, each with regular, italic, bold and bold italic styles.
The ClearType Font Collection has surpassed my expectations in both respects and I am thrilled that we have been able to make such a significant contribution to both on-screen reading and typography in general.
Panel Monitors to Fully Support ClearType Font Technology
Microsoft has already established the fundamental backbone of the ClearType font smoothing technology, and will further develop the implementation of ClearType on the Windows Operating Systems (OS) Platform.
In addition to incorporating the latest ClearType font
technology, Microsoft Reader strictly adheres to the traditions and benefits of fine typography and design: a clean, uncluttered format; fully justified text; ample margins; proper spacing, leading and kerning; and powerful tools for bookmarking, highlighting and annotation.
TechEd Chicago features keynote presentations by Microsoft's chief eBook developer, Bill Hill, who is best known for his passion for reading and literacy and his instrumental work in developing the ClearType font
for the Microsoft Reader software.
Recent breakthroughs like the ClearType font
technology and improved compression techniques in Microsoft(R) Windows Media(TM) Technologies 4.
By profoundly improving the on-screen reading experience, ClearType font technology enables new product categories such as electronic books (eBooks), while benefiting the display of existing spreadsheets, word processing documents and Internet content.
ClearType font technology gains its 200 percent to 300 percent increase in image resolution by capitalizing on the physical properties of LCD panels used in laptops, Handheld and Palm-size PCs and, increasingly, desktop monitors.
In addition to our work with some of the ClearType fonts
, the existing Windows core fonts received equal attention from our type designers and typographic engineers," said Geoff Greve, vice president of font development at Monotype Imaging.