RFR: 8211294: [windows] TextArea content is blurry with 125% scaling

Kevin Rushforth kcr at openjdk.java.net
Wed Dec 16 00:27:59 UTC 2020

On Tue, 15 Dec 2020 07:50:53 GMT, Frederic Thevenet <fthevenet at openjdk.org> wrote:

> I am wondering; is it ok to potentially address both sub-issues discussed here (Scrollpane snaping vs cache rendering) under the same JBS bug? Or would it be better to address them under separate issues?

Since both issues -- the snap-to-pixel bug and the rendering of the cached image -- are causing blurriness, it could be OK _in principle_ to address both of them as part of the same bug fix.

However, in this instance the snap-to-pixel bug has a simple, well-understood, and safe solution, while the cached rendering bug isn't nearly as simple; there are a couple ways it could be fixed, each with their own implications. Given that, I would prefer to address the snap-to-pixel bug here (which can easily make jfx16), and file a follow-up bug for the cached rendering.

> the JBS issue title is in fact misleading, as the issue appears to be not specific to Windows; what's the best practice in such cases; rename the issue? Open a new one? Leave it as is?

This is easily fixed by renaming the JBS issue, and then updating the PR title to match. I'll update the JBS issue now, after which you can update the PR title.

Here are some thoughts about the cached rendering, which should find their way into the new issue:

Whatever we do to fix this, the end result should be that rendering a shape or control into a cache and then rendering that cached image should match rendering that shape or control directly. This should be true the first time it is rendered, and should remain true as long as the transform is unchanged (or differs only by a translation delta of whole pixel values) from when the cache was rendered into. This is clearly broken for rendering text if the translation is not on a pixel boundary.

Which leads into a question you asked.

> What is the legitimate result to expect here; should root.setSnapToPixel(true); override setLayoutX(0.5); and align everything for crisp rendering? Or am I misunderstanding the scope of setSnapToPixel and it has no effect when layout is set explicitly?

A Pane will not force layoutX and layoutY to be on an integer boundary, since it is documented to not alter the position of any of its children. The subclasses of Pane do layout their children, so snap-to-pixel will take effect. So the fact that the controls in your most recent example are being rendered on a non-pixel boundary is not a bug. The fact that the text is so blurry when rendered from a cached image is a bug (as mentioned above).


PR: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jfx/pull/308

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