Will hinting be necessary when 300dpi high-res screens are the standards?

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Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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So does global warming.

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Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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So I'm starting to think about something, and
this is a pretty good place to ask this question:

Except for text-heavy stuff like magazines, do the graphics for
most apps for portable devices rely heavily on text-as-graphics?

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iPad mag apps are mostly text-as-graphics. Here, grid fitting fonts to particular iPad ppm works. The pages don't zoom, the device res. is fixed, the size is unmodifiable to the users except via distancing, and the anti-aliasing is consistent from machine to machine, mag to mag and year to year without variation.

One just needs to suffer the slings and arrows of the blue beenie standards nuts and plow to the user's rescue. :)

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Wow. I guess that's good news for me.

And these are delivered as JPEGs?

> the anti-aliasing is consistent from machine to machine

You're forgetting gamma.

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>You're forgetting gamma.

prove it

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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I do know that a few years ago OSX abandoned the original Mac OS's more paper-like gamma for what Windows uses, but are you claiming that all devices* always use, and will forevermore use, the same gamma? Or are you saying that gamma differences do not affect the quality of anti-aliased rendering?

* Including eInk? :-)

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