On Sat, Feb 03, 2018 at 09:02:10AM -0500, rhkra...@gmail.com wrote:
> On Friday, February 02, 2018 09:30:10 PM Hendrik Boom wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 02, 2018 at 06:10:57PM +0000, Alexander Ross wrote:
> > > Re Webpage background, heh yea im the opposite, i find it harder to read
> > > a white/light background. saying that my email client is set to use
> > > light blue... lately ive been using owl firefox addon for changing
> > > websites themes to a dark one. found it to give me relief from eye
> > > strain :).
> > I prefer light text on a dark background. Especially at night, when the
> > screen otherwise becomes glaringly bright. It also reduces flicker on
> > slow-refresh monitors.
> > And as for the letter-thinning you experience with white text -- that's
> > exactly what I perceive with white text! I think it is an effect of
> > slight lack of focus. with a bright background it eaats into the letter
> > shapes, but if the shapes become a little blurry they are still quie
> > readable.
> > I son't understand how the opposite effect which you report arises.
> I guess you mean why I see that thinning effect with light text on a dark
> background? Interesting.
> I guess it could be:
> * our eyes trained differently
> * our eyes function differently--I have astigmatism, but it is corrected
> my glasses so I don't think that is a factor
> * different tools on our computers render the fonts differently? (I'm not
> sure I know what, in the end, actually renders the fonts on my computer--is
> X (assuming my Wheezy installation is using X), or is it different for
> I did find a bug report not too long ago for some application which actually
> confirmed the bias I described, and described how that worked (in general
> terms)--I'll make a cursory search or try to remember where I found that,
> if I do, I'll post it here.
> Of course, the one URL which Florian posted did provide some reasons why dark
> text on a light background is generallly better for your eyes (iirc the
It argues that with more light the eye has more information to use to
But if focus isn't proper for whatever reason, I think white letters
becoming blurry are more readable than white background invading the
thin black lines.
I discovered this long ago in the days of fuzzy CRTs. I wonder what
physical media those experiments werre carried out with.
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