ClearType을 좀 더 정교하게 설정할 수 있는 ClearType Tuner

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ClearType Tuner
Step 1: Turn on Windows XP ClearType

With Windows XP, ClearType delivers improved font display quality over traditional forms of font smoothing or anti-aliasing. ClearType improves readability on color LCD displays with a digital interface, such as those in laptops and high-quality flat panel displays. Readability on CRT screens can also be somewhat improved.

Use this online tuner to turn on and tune your Windows XP ClearType settings. If you experience problems download the Windows XP PowerToy version of the tuner. Please note that the online tuner does not currently work with Windows Vista.

ClearType Tuner
Step 2: Select ClearType configuration

Select the text sample that looks best to you, then click "Next"
to proceed to Step 3.

If you experience problems download the Windows XP PowerToy version of the tuner. Please note that the online tuner does not currently work with Windows Vista.

ClearType Tuner
Step 3: Tune ClearType settings

Select the text sample that looks best to you, and then click 'Finish'. This will save how ClearType looks on your Windows XP system and take you to step 4, where you can view text samples displayed using your new settings.

ClearType Tuner
Step 4: View your new ClearType settings

Your selected ClearType settings have now been applied. The sample text below is specified using fonts commonly installed on Windows XP to show how text is now being displayed on your system. You can return to Step 2 to change your settings at any time.

Sample text

This is Verdana, a font designed for maximum on-screen legibility and readability. Verdana was designed by world renowned type designer Matthew Carter, and hand-hinted by leading hinting expert, Agfa Monotype's Tom Rickner. Verdana can be found specified on thousands of popular Web sites and is also commonly used in e-mail.

This is Georgia. Released in 1996, Georgia is another font designed with on-screen legibility and readability in mind. Like Verdana, Georgia was designed by Matthew Carter and hinted by Tom Rickner.

This is Arial, one of the original Windows core fonts. The font is a popular choice for business documents, and is widely used on the Web and e-mail. The design of Arial is credited to the Monotype Drawing Office.

This is Trebuchet MS. Trebuchet, named after a medieval catapult, was designed and hinted by Vincent Connare.

This is Comic Sans MS. Based on comic book writing the font remains a huge fan favorite. It is used on a surprisingly large number of Web sites of all types. Comic Sans MS was also designed and hinted by Vincent Connare.

This is Palatino Linotype, Microsoft's version of the classic text face designed by Hermann Zapf.

This is Times New Roman, another one of the original Windows core fonts. Times New Roman is commonly used in business documents, email and is the fall-back font for most Web browsers.

For the very latest ClearType news visit our ClearType information page.

ClearType information

About Microsoft ClearType

Microsoft ClearType is an unprecedented innovation in font display technology that dramatically improves font display resolution and marks a genuine breakthrough in screen readability.

Latest ClearType news

Updated online ClearType tuner
Redmond, WA. - March 2007
The online tuner has been updated for Windows Vista users.

The ClearType Collection fonts
Redmond, WA. - 30 January 2007
Sample layouts and information is now available for download.

ClearType Collection article
Prague, CZ. - 10 January 2005
The latest issue of Typo magazine has an article on Microsoft's ClearType Collection fonts.

PowerToy Tuner
Redmond, WA. - 1 November 2004
This Windows XP PowerToy lets you activate and tune your ClearType settings via the Windows Control Panel.

The Science of Word Recognition
Redmond, WA. - 27 July 2004
Kevin Larson’s unabridged paper on the science of word recognition written from the perspective of a reading psychologist.

ClearType tuner updated
Redmond, WA. - 26 September 2002
Our updated ClearType Web interface for Windows XP allows users with Windows XP Service Pack 1 to configure ClearType for the rare BGR configuration of color LCD monitor as well as the more common RGB displays.

ClearType could save you $2000 - 6 February 2002
Jakob Nielsen on ClearType, "an under-appreciated feature in Windows XP that can save users $2,000 per year."

ClearType in Windows XP
New York, NY. - 25 October 2001
Windows XP launches with ClearType support.

Microsoft's finest achievement
c|net - 24 June 2001
"Microsoft's finest achievement with Windows XP may have nothing to do with flashy features. The new operating system uses Microsoft's ClearType font-rendering technology, which makes text viewed on liquid-crystal displays (LCD) unbelievably sharp." Joe Wilcox for c|net.

Pixel perfect
MIT - 16 May 2001
Microsoft has received its first major ClearType patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Study - ClearType helps
Clemson, SC. - 11 April 2001
A study undertaken by researchers at Clemson University reveals that users preferred text rendered with Microsoft ClearType and that ClearType yielded higher readability judgments and lower ratings of mental fatigue.

ClearType paper presented
Redmond, WA. - 16 May 2000
A ClearType related paper 'Technical Overview of ClearType Filtering' was presented at the Society for Information Display 2000 conference today.

Moment of truth for ClearType
Redmond, WA. - 18 April 2000
Consumers will get their first glimpse of ClearType text rendering technology this week, as Microsoft launches the PocketPC operating system. PocketPC's include Microsoft Reader, an eBook viewing application that is the first product to include ClearType.

First ClearType screens posted
Redmond, WA. - 26 January 2000
Microsoft's eBooks group have provided us with a number of screen captures taken from a Pocket PC running the Microsoft Reader. These images feature text rendered using ClearType.

Microsoft issues ClearType technology release
Redmond, WA. - 7 April 1999
Advice for hardware manufacturers.

For more ClearType related news, see our ClearType news links page.

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ClearType in Windows

Windows XP was Microsoft's first operating system release to include system wide ClearType support. Windows XP and Windows Vista users can use our updated ClearType Web tuner or downloadable PowerToy Tuner tune your ClearType settings.

Tuning ClearType

ClearType magnified
Magnification of ClearType

This is a picture of ClearType under extreme magnification, with the sub-pixels of an LCD explicitly rendered to show the structure of the ClearType letterforms.

ClearType timeline

15 November 1998
ClearType officially announced during COMDEX/FALL '98 - press release.

Bill Gates and Bill Hill (right) announce ClearType

26 January 2000
First ClearType screen grabs released to the public.

18 April 2000
First ClearType enabled product, The Microsoft Reader for Microsoft Pocket PC is released.

8 August 2000
The Microsoft Reader with ClearType is released for Windows based laptop and desktop computers.

25 October 2001
Windows XP, with ClearType support is launched.

26 October 2001
Online ClearType tuner released.

26 September 2002
Updated online tuner allows ClearType for rare BGR displays supported by Windows XP SP1 to be activated and tuned.

22 September 2004
Windows XP PowerToy version of the ClearType tuner posted.

January 2007
Windows Vista and Office 2007 ships with ClearType Collection fonts and ClearType on by default.

March 2007
Windows Vista versions of online ClearType tuner posted.

Last updated 27 March 2007.

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