[CS-FSLUG] LCD monitors

Alan Trick alantrick at gmail.com
Thu Dec 21 18:21:29 CST 2006

On Thu, 2006-12-21 at 09:29 -0500, Frank Bax wrote:
> At 10:44 PM 12/20/06, Nathan T. wrote:
> >I was thinking about this earlier, one of the bosses at work uses LCD
> >monitors and is visually impaired due to his age. It occurred to me
> >that if he wasn't able to read fonts at native resolutions for the
> >monitors, could he see well enough to notice that his LCD monitor was
> >a little blurry because it wasn't at native resolution?
> Yes, I think he would.  Even though a monitor with clearly rendered fonts 
> might appear blurry to him, a monitor with blurred fonts would appear even 
> more blurred to him. 

Although, if there was some reason that the native resolution can't be
used, using 'Best shapes' font rendering will help remove some of the

To set that in Gnome, go to Font Preferences (System menu > Preferences
> Font). Unfortunately I can't give any advice for KDE.

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