Poor quality font rendering

Robert Fisher rfisher at tesis.de
Thu Aug 29 00:07:18 PDT 2013

Hi all,

I've done a few tests to compare font rendering between JavaFX and something native on my 64bit Windows 7 machine. I used Firefox to test native font rendering, and JavaFX 8 b100 (my apologies if something's been fixed since then), using the code Phil just posted to create a Label, explicitly specifying black text & a white background. The font is the default one: Segoe UI, size 12.

I've attached a screenshot of the word 'Entry' blown up 400%, with the native text on the left. They are similar but the native text is slightly darker. This is actually quite significant - when viewed at 100% the native text looks clearer and more vibrant. 

The right side of the 'r' is also cut off in the JavaFX case. Is this related to https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-14187 ? And is there anything I can do to increase the 'blackness' of my JavaFX text and make it more like the native text?

Thanks for the help.


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