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Drawing antialiased paths

Posted on 2001-07-10
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Is there a way to draw paths with antialiasing?

For example:

BeginPath(Canvas.Handle);
Canvas.TextOut(0, 0, 'Text');
EndPath(Canvas.Handle);
StrokeAndFillPath(Canvas.Handle);

Will produce and draw a text, but can the path be drawn antialiased?
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What you could do (and this is nasty) is draw the text at twice it's normal size and then sample it down so that it appears smooth

The Neil =:)
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by:Epsylon
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Look in the 'Antialiasing' section of:

http://www.efg2.com/Lab/Library/Graphics.htm#Algorithms
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by:TOndrej
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Isn't there a global setting 'Smooth edges of screen fonts' in Control Panel?
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by:Keijo
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Nice comments, I'll try the double size thing although it's obviosly not the greatest way to do this :)

Btw, the 'Smooth edges...' only works when the functions (TextOut etc.) are used to render the fonts as well, they don't affect the paths.

A StrokeAndFillPathWithAntialiasis or something would be very nice...
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As a hint, have a look at GetGlyphOutline API, maybe it uses anti-aliasing if it's enabled, never tried it myself...
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There are also some components on http://www.torry.net/
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Try to set the font to antialias quality .
Take a look at http://www.gjl-software.co.uk for antialias label ( freeware with source ) for more details .
I can give you here but I think that a sample is better  .

Regards,
Nick

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