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LEDs and a low-powered microscope

Several tablet and smartphone LEDs, at 80x magnification, including the new iPad (3), the Galaxy Nexus, and the Nintendo 3DS.
posted by ignignokt on Mar 18, 2012 - 36 comments

the bee's knees

A talented Slovenian typographer creates the first handmade subpixel type family, ever.
posted by quoquo on Sep 17, 2009 - 125 comments

Sub-Pixel Rendering

How Sub-Pixel Rendering Works: a method of anti-aliasing, sub-pixel rendering (or ClearType as Microsoft calls it) exploits the fact that pixels on LCD screens are actually made up of three sub-pixels: red, blue, and green. By constructing fonts using the sub-pixels, the results are arguably smoother lines and easier-to-read type. Sadly (or happily) CRTs benefit little, if at all, from the technology.
posted by falconred on Feb 28, 2006 - 33 comments

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