Latest ClearType news
Backwards Compatibility of TrueType Instructions with Microsoft ClearType
Redmond, WA. - May 2009
This whitepaper by Greg Hitchcock teaches font designers how to optimize their fonts for ClearType.
ClearType in Windows 7
Redmond, WA. - June 2009
Blog post by Greg Hitchcock discusses the engineering changes to ClearType in Windows 7.
Updated online ClearType tuner
Redmond, WA. - March 2007
The online tuner has been updated for Windows Vista users.
The ClearType Collection fonts
Redmond, WA. - 30 January 2007
Sample layouts and information is now available for download.
ClearType Collection article
Prague, CZ. - 10 January 2005
The latest issue of Typo magazine has an article on Microsoft's ClearType Collection fonts.
Redmond, WA. - 1 November 2004
This Windows XP PowerToy lets you activate and tune your ClearType settings
via the Windows Control Panel.
The Science of Word Recognition
Redmond, WA. - 27 July 2004
Kevin Larson’s unabridged paper on the science of word recognition written from
the perspective of a reading psychologist.
ClearType tuner updated
Redmond, WA. - 26 September 2002
Our updated ClearType Web interface for Windows XP allows users with Windows XP
Service Pack 1 to configure ClearType for the rare BGR configuration of color
LCD monitor as well as the more common RGB displays.
ClearType in Windows XP
New York, NY. - 25 October 2001
Windows XP launches with ClearType support.
Microsoft's finest achievement
c|net - 24 June 2001
"Microsoft's finest achievement with Windows XP may have nothing to do with
flashy features. The new operating system uses Microsoft's ClearType
font-rendering technology, which makes text viewed on liquid-crystal displays
(LCD) unbelievably sharp." Joe Wilcox for c|net.
MIT - 16 May 2001
Microsoft has received its first major ClearType patent from the U.S. Patent and
Study - ClearType helps
Clemson, SC. - 11 April 2001
A study undertaken by researchers at Clemson University reveals that users
preferred text rendered with Microsoft ClearType and that ClearType yielded
higher readability judgments and lower ratings of mental fatigue.
ClearType paper presented
Redmond, WA. - 16 May 2000
A ClearType related paper 'Technical Overview of ClearType Filtering'
was presented at the Society for Information Display 2000
Microsoft issues ClearType technology release
Redmond, WA. - 7 April 1999
Advice for hardware manufacturers.
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