Poor quality font rendering

John C. Turnbull ozemale at ozemail.com.au
Wed Aug 28 15:48:00 PDT 2013

Hi Danno,


I am comparing Text with LCD smoothing and Label (untouched) so shouldn't
they both be using LCD smoothing and look the same?  They actually look
quite different.




From: Danno Ferrin [mailto:danno.ferrin at shemnon.com] 
Sent: Thursday, 29 August 2013 01:28
To: Scott Palmer
Cc: John C. Turnbull; openjfx-dev at openjdk.java.net Mailing
Subject: Re: Poor quality font rendering


Are you seeing the different defaults for LCD smoothing?  The Text default
is Grey and the Control default (which Label inherits) is LCD.


On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 5:23 AM, Scott Palmer <swpalmer at gmail.com
<mailto:swpalmer at gmail.com> > wrote:

>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
<mailto: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
> 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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