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Perceptually Tuned Generation of Grayscale Fonts

R.D. Hersch, G. Betrisey, J. Bur, A. Gürtler

IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Vol. 15, No. 6, John Wiley, 1995, 78-89

For more than a decade, computer scientists and type designers have tried to use gray levels to compensate for the poor resolution of black and white display fonts. The idea was to remove the jaggies induced by the coarse resolution and to improve the rendition of character details. Creating optimal grayscale characters, however, involves a manual pixel-by-pixel design that must follow strict typographic rules.

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