As a further development of the methods used by the font software TrueType and Adobe Type 1, Cleartype serves to generate the clearest possible typeface on computer screens. This is primarily achieved by anti-aliasing to smooth lines and edges that have a staircase-like appearance due to the pixels of the monitor. Developed by Microsoft, Cleartype is specifically intended to improve the legibility of fairly small fonts on color LCDs, such as those used or envisaged for laptop computers and electronic books (e-books).

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