Yes. But not only for text, for video and just about anything blasted onto the screen.  I think the Nvidia stuff I put on might do that for everything that hits the LCD. Basically the hardware would give you a resolution boost for anything that can keep partial pixel measurements internally.

Do any of the Linux drivers support this type of thing?

On Mar 31, 2006, at 3:48 PM, Philip Armstrong wrote:

Is the original author talking about Cleartype-style antialiasing? (ie
using the RGB subpixels to get more {usually horizontal} resolution in
text rendering).

Sounds like something you could do with a pixel shader perhaps.
Straight alpha-blending with the RENDER extension is already
accelerated on most hardware supported by DRI isn't it?


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