Btw, if you spend any time on linux (ubuntu), you may have realized the freetype rendering is superior to cleartype anyway. Fortunately there's a way to get freetype on windows:
I use it and it improves chrome's rendering quite a bit.
I only this week got around to trying MacType out. Results below.
I tried it 4 ways: (System is HP ENVY 14 laptop with Win7-64 Home Premium.)
1. Appearance: Ordinary system (ClearType ON):
2. Appearance: Ordinary system (ClearType OFF):
3. Appearance: MacType (ClearType ON) Default setting:
4. Appearance: MacType (ClearType OFF) Default setting:
See samples below:
1 and 3 look the same. ClearType ON in both cases seems best for the eyes.
2 and 4 look the same.
I tried some of the other settings in MacType, but they didn't make for any improvement over the Default setting with ClearType ON.
Interestingly, OneNote gets different errors with its OCR (AltText). I have put the AltText below the image of each of the 4 samples (see below), so you can see the errors/omissions yourself.
MacType didn't seem to play very nicely with some of my proggies and they kept crashing.
I think I'll stick with the ordinary Windows system + ClearType ON, and just put up with the glary "flat" design of the MS Office and OneNote GUIs.
(Click image to expand it.)Office 2013 drops cleartype, fonts a disaster. Any way to fix it?