I need to make a custom edit control.
I would like to be able to provide anti-aliazed fonts even on systems which dont have suport them internally like ClearType of WinXp. So i would be able to have anti-aliased fonts on say even win2k on win98.

I know nothing about graphics programming.
Can anyone give me any links to information about amaking text look anti-aliased?
Posted on 2004-01-25 13:03:38 by clippy
There is an open source ClearType-like library on sourceforge, but I don't remember what it is called. Steve Gibson also did a little test program for type rendering.
Posted on 2004-01-26 10:03:15 by bitRAKE
perhaps freetype has AA support? Quite a lot of overhead just to get AA fonts though ;)
Posted on 2004-01-26 10:47:22 by f0dder

perhaps freetype has AA support? Quite a lot of overhead just to get AA fonts though ;)
My suggestion was geared more towards reading the source code and extracting the needed functions or determining the method used.
Posted on 2004-01-26 11:02:01 by bitRAKE
Well, if doing this for freetype, don't you think you'll need a *lot* of the existing code? Ie, TTF parsing and rendering. I doubt that's a small piece of code... you might be lucky, though.
Posted on 2004-01-26 11:06:55 by f0dder
Steve Gibsons site is nice. But what i need right now is a bit of example code. It would be hell going through the entire freetype source.
Posted on 2004-01-31 01:26:42 by clippy

Steve Gibsons site is nice.

*giggle* - as long as you're able to filter the HYPE, self-promotion, casual name-dropping and general bullshit ;)

You might be able to figure out how he does the cleartype by looking at his programs, or perhaps send the GH0D!!! an email.
Posted on 2004-01-31 05:39:35 by f0dder