Native font rendering in JFX8 b96?

Felipe Heidrich felipe.heidrich at
Mon Jul 1 08:50:20 PDT 2013

Hi John,

I believe Phil and Kevin already answered your question. Currently I'm not using DirectWrite to render glyphs at subpixel positions (thus it still looks similar to what we had in past) but I hope to enable it in another week or two. If you happen to care for complex text (Indic, Arabic, etc), it is also better now using DirectWrite instead of ICU.


On Jun 28, 2013, at 9:30 PM, Phil Race wrote:

> For most Windows users and use cases the main differences are that
> 1) Previously GDI produced the LCD glyphs, now its DW.
> 2) Previously T2K produced the grayscale glyphs, now its DW.
> T2K doesn't do layout. It just does rasterisation.
> Most users won't hit the layout path (for complex text).
> -phil.
> On 6/28/13 8:52 PM, Richard Bair wrote:
>>> Fonts do look good but I thought they always looked pretty good on Windows!
>> With the old code we were using Windows to create the glyphs, so the rendering should look just as good for each glyph. T2K was doing the layout of glyphs, now it should be using DirectWrite on Windows. Not sure if it is b96 -- Felipe?
>> Richard

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