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    Antialiasing

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    I have always wanted to know what "antialias" means. I see this in the screen/keyboard section under options. I see that it has something to do with typing input, but what exactly is it? I feel like a goof for asking but I looked through my book and didn't see anything about this and I didn't just want to up and change that to see what it would do.
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    Re: Antialiasing

    In computer graphics antialiasing is a software technique for diminishing jaggies, stairstep-like lines that should be smooth. Jaggies occur because the output device, the monitor or printer, doesn't have a high enough resolution to represent a smooth line. Antialiasing reduces the prominence of jaggies by surrounding the stairsteps with intermediate shades of gray (for gray-scaling devices) or color (for color devices). Although this reduces the jagged appearance of the lines, it also makes them fuzzier.

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    Re: Antialiasing

    Very nice explanation...

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    Re: Antialiasing

    wow a well earned level 5.... lol

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    Re: Antialiasing

    Thank you for your help! I apppreciate your very thorough explanation.

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    Re: Antialiasing

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

    And the antialiasing for the BB smoothes out the appearance of fonts on the screen.

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    Re: Antialiasing

    So I suppose not using this feature would save memory...

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    Re: Antialiasing

    I have not noticed any difference using antialiasing with the default themes. I bet they are already set to antialias. The only time it matters is if someone creates a theme and doesnt antialias the font, then you can tell!

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