Poor quality font rendering

John C. Turnbull ozemale at ozemail.com.au
Thu Aug 29 00:27:29 PDT 2013

These observations are consistent with what I have been experiencing and
trying to describe.

There is still quite a difference between native text and JavaFX text with
native text certainly looking better.

Is there any hope that this will improve?  It may sound petty/minor but to
me this is critical to fix.


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Subject: RE: Poor quality font rendering

Ok so apparently I can't send .bmp attachments to this list. Here's an imgur


It looks identical to the .bmp, as far as I can tell.


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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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