Poor quality font rendering

Robert Fisher rfisher at tesis.de
Thu Aug 29 09:24:11 PDT 2013

Hi Felipe,
thanks for the response. I added a comment to the JIRA issue. I don't have IE installed on my system, but I just made a similar comparison with text in Outlook, and it was indistinguishable from the text in Firefox.
Von: Felipe Heidrich [mailto:felipe.heidrich at oracle.com] 
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 29. August 2013 17:42
An: Robert Fisher
Cc: openjfx-dev at openjdk.java.net
Betreff: Re: Poor quality font rendering
Hi Robert,
Please add this information to https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-14187
See my previous message, it is possible the difference is due to the shader we use to produce subpixel glyphs.
I would have used IE as a representative of a native Windows Microsoft app, but I get the point.
On Aug 29, 2013, at 12:07 AM, Robert Fisher wrote:

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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