optimal font rendering settings for XO display

Benjamin M. Schwartz bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu
Wed Jan 25 20:27:46 EST 2012

On 01/25/2012 07:59 PM, Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
> What are the optimal font rendering settings for the XO's display?

Not sure about optimal, but on a clean build the defaults are:

Fonts are "Sans" and "Sans bold"
201 dpi
Smoothing = Grayscale
Hinting = Slight

I suspect these defaults are also the optimum.

> Should I set subpixel smoothing and hinting?

No.  Subpixel smoothing will only reduce quality when used on an XO
laptop.  Subpixel smoothing relies on the particular geometry of a
standard laptop display, and does not work on OLPC's Pixel Qi displays.


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