Poor quality font rendering

Scott Palmer swpalmer at gmail.com
Wed Aug 28 04:23:55 PDT 2013

From what I have observed, Text and Label appear to have different defaults for when antialiasing is applied.  Text will do it always, Label only when the font is greater than a certain size.


On 2013-08-28, at 5:26 AM, "John C. Turnbull" <ozemale at ozemail.com.au> wrote:

> Hi Felipe,
> Thanks for the info.
> Is kerning planned for a Java 8 update or will it have to wait for 9?  Or
> 10?
> One more thing I have just noticed is that the way the text is rendered in a
> Text object with LCD font smoothing is quite different from a Label (with
> the Text object looking better and closer to native text).
> While I concede that the "better" font rendering I thought I observed in
> WebView is probably an illusion, there is definitely a difference between
> Text and Label (at least on this machine).
> Why would that be?  Are they rendered differently?
> Thanks,
> -jct

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