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How do you disable anti-aliasing for only some font names in Windows 8? Specifically, I like to use Terminus which is an awesome coding font, but looks like garbage when rendered with ClearType and anti-aliasing.

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Entire machine preferably. Currently some programs render without anti-aliasing such as Emacs and some with such as X-Chat 2. Visual studio 2012 renders without, but with different glyphs for certain characters like "a". It's a mess. –  Björn Lindqvist Jan 15 '13 at 9:04
    
No, it doesn't deal with configuration on a per-font basis. –  Björn Lindqvist Jan 15 '13 at 9:15
    
Some applications allow you to control whether to use anti-aliasing or not, at least it's possible when font is created in the application, yet most applications use the default setting. Some fonts may not support anti-aliasing. –  Alexey Ivanov Jan 16 '13 at 7:50
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I don't think this can be done by font directly from the OS and as such, my answer is not a direct answer but an answer if all else fails!

You can make it a system wide change which doesn't do it by software (but does turn it off or on), then see this related article (code below quoted)

To disable antialiasing altogether:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]

"FontSmoothing"="0"
"FontSmoothingType"=dword:00000000

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"It can't be done" is also an answer I suppose. :) –  Björn Lindqvist Jan 15 '13 at 15:14
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