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    Ways of producing Anti-Aliased text

    I'm curious if there's any API in GDI or maybe GDI+ to produce an Anti-Aliased text?

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    Re: Ways of producing Anti-Aliased text

    I just binged for "Anti-Aliased text gdi".

    Gosh, google seemed to have some pretty good hits too.

    Have you seen them?

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    Re: Ways of producing Anti-Aliased text

    Quote Originally Posted by Arjay View Post
    I just binged for "Anti-Aliased text gdi".

    Gosh, google seemed to have some pretty good hits too.

    Have you seen them?
    OK. Just Googled your search word... and got my own thread

    So, the whole idea is simply using

    lfQuality := ANTIALIASED_QUALITY;
    lfOutPrecision := OUT_TT_ONLY_PRECIS;

    when creating a text?

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    Re: Ways of producing Anti-Aliased text

    If you specify lfQuality := ANTIALIASED_QUALITY; then Windows will look for a font having that quality. It will not change the pixels of characters.

    Nowadays, most of the fonts are antialiased fonts, because each glyph is defined with a path instead of being defined with a bitmap. That path tells to draw a straight line from a first point to another point, then to draw an arch to the next point, etc. True Type Fonts were created to hold paths (and maybe also bitmaps, I am not sure).

    If you have a font defined as a grid of pixels (I call it a bitmap font), then I don't know if it can be antialiased by Windows.

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