I want to use anti-aliasing and hinting with gvim on windows. On my *nix box I just added the following to my .Xresources file:
Xft.antialias: true Xft.rgba: rgb Xft.hinting: true Xft.hintstyle: hintfull
How do I achieve the same in windows?
Vim doesn't use Xft on Windows; instead the native Windows font rendering is used.
The subpixel antialiasing is called "ClearType". In Windows 7 it is on by default, and adjustable through Control Panel → Appearance and Personalization → Display → Adjust ClearType text. On Windows XP, use ClearType Tuner. Font hinting is always enabled.