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Windows 7 apparently has advances in its text rendering through the new DirectWrite API. It sounds to me like DirectWrite is employing a more OS X Quartz style of text rendering; MS call it Natural ClearType. However, because taking advantage of the new rendering requires use of the new API, I've not been able to do any comparisons.

Does know of any apps/tool/demos on Windows 7 that take advantage of these new features?

Failing that, does anyone know of any screenshots or other samples?

note: I've already found the demos here and here (16 minutes onwards).

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There are samples included with the Windows 7 SDK that are fully compilable if you would like to play around with them.

Here are some images:

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That's awesome thanks. What I'm really after are some comparisons of normal ClearType vs. DirectWrite enhanced "Natural ClearType". I don't think the DirectWrite_Demo1 shows that off too well, and I have absolutely no clue as to how to modify the demos myself. – Charles Roper Jul 21 '09 at 10:50

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