Thursday, October 30, 2008

Microsoft Typography - Features of TrueType and OpenType

ClearType information

About Microsoft ClearType
Microsoft ClearType is an unprecedented innovation in font display technology that dramatically improves font display resolution and marks a genuine breakthrough in screen readability.

MIT is Offering Free Classes

Thinking of Installing IE 8 Beta?

From:  http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/05/05/ie-and-xpsp3.aspx

Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 Users

Installing IE8 Beta1 on Windows XP SP3  is fully supported, so go ahead and upgrade your computers to XPSP3 and then install IE8 Beta 1 to try out our new features. You will be able to uninstall IE8 Beta 1 at any point to revert back to either IE7 or IE6 depending on what you were using before.

However, if you already have IE8 Beta 1 installed on XPSP2, Windows XP SP3 will not be offered to you via Windows Update. This is because after you update your system to XPSP3, you will no longer be able to uninstall IE8 Beta 1 and the Remove option will be grayed out under the Add/Remove programs in Control Panel. The reason is the same as in IE7 case described above. Since people are more likely to uninstall beta software, we strongly recommend uninstalling IE8 Beta 1 prior to upgrading to Windows XP SP3 to eliminate any deployment issues and install IE8 Beta 1 after XPSP3 is on your machine.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Google Chrome

Chrome not launching on your system?

Try this:
  1. Right-click on the application file and choose "Properties" (if you right-click on a shortcut, choose "Find Target" to get to the application file, then go to step 1)
  2. Choose the "Compatibility" tab
  3. Click the checkbox "Turn off advanced text services for this program."
That fixed it for me on Windows XP.