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Chapter 18. Working with Fonts > Making Fonts Look Their Best on the Screen

Making Fonts Look Their Best on the Screen

Bitmapped fonts are best used at their design sizes. Enlarging bitmapped fonts produces jagged edges ("jaggies"). And how the font looks onscreen also depends on the resolution capabilities of the monitor and graphics card. At lower resolutions, instead of smooth lines or smooth curves, you might see jagged edges on the characters in your display or print output. Jaggies appear when the monitor or printer doesn't have the resolution to display a smooth line.

Font smoothing or antialiasing makes the edges of characters appear smoother. To turn on font smoothing in Windows 98, follow this procedure:


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