I For One Welcome Our High-Resolution Overlords

If you are in the process, as I am, of steadily increasing the pixel-count of your screens, and you’re wondering how you will be able to keep using operating systems as the pixels become ever smaller, you have maybe thought about the possibility of completely-scalable interfaces.  You know what I mean:   Zoom in on the active window, and zoom the other ones out.  Keep everything perfectly readable at all sizes, but be able to change sizes on the fly.

It will be awesome.

One way of achieving this result is found in replacing our current, rastered interfaces with vector-based interfaces.

Another way may be found in Text Rendering:

My short answer is while Microsoft uses their aggressive hinting there will be no higher than 100 DPI resolutions, period. With the Microsoft approach there is simply no way to break this vicious circle.

I’m not a big fan of ClearType, although in true Good Doggie fashion, I am trying to learn to love it.  It hasn’t turned me completely off subpixel rendering yet, and maybe there is hope.

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