Google Chrome on Windows to use DirectWrite in future for font rasterizing

Developers working on Chromium have revealed that they are planning to switch to DirectWrite from GDI for font rasterizing on Windows platform.

Google Chrome on Windows to use DirectWrite in future for font rasterizing

Developer Mike Reed spoke about the decision:

We are hoping to use DirectWrite as the font rasterizing backend on Windows in the future. To our (and IE’s) eyes, it gives prettier results than GDI, and it at least allows us to start using subpixel positioning in the future (FreeType and MacOS let us do that today, but we are not utilizing it yet). We already have a running SkFontHost backend using DirectWrite in Skia for testing, and are now looking at what it will take to integrate that into Chrome-Win.

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