Web designers rejoice. The jaggies are gone!
Fonts in Chrome on Windows no longer look like they’re from the XP-era. Thanks to a new experimental flag added to the latest version of the Google Chrome beta (35.0.1916.27 beta-m), Chrome is finally rendering fonts with the advanced DirectWrite font rendering engine.
For a before and after comparison, here’s one I compiled with the Windows.com website. The effect is most noticeable on big curves like the “a” and bends of the question mark.
Simply open the Chrome experiments screen chrome://flags/#enable-direct-write and “Enable DirectWrite“, then relaunch Chrome for the change to take effect.