Native font rendering in JFX8 b96?

Phil Race philip.race at
Sat Jun 29 06:53:37 PDT 2013

I think so .. the change should have been integrated in the FX master 
just in
time for the FX weekly promoted build which in turn gets bundled in
the JDK 8 b96 build. But I don't keep up with the exact details
of the FX / JDK / build & promotions, and FX JIRA is deficient in
that there is no "integrated in build" information.


On 6/28/13 10:46 PM, John C. Turnbull wrote:
> So Phil, is that now in b96?
> On 29/06/2013, at 14:30, Phil Race <philip.race at> wrote:
>> For most Windows users and use cases the main differences are that
>> 1) Previously GDI produced the LCD glyphs, now its DW.
>> 2) Previously T2K produced the grayscale glyphs, now its DW.
>> T2K doesn't do layout. It just does rasterisation.
>> Most users won't hit the layout path (for complex text).
>> -phil.
>> On 6/28/13 8:52 PM, Richard Bair wrote:
>>>> Fonts do look good but I thought they always looked pretty good on Windows!
>>> With the old code we were using Windows to create the glyphs, so the rendering should look just as good for each glyph. T2K was doing the layout of glyphs, now it should be using DirectWrite on Windows. Not sure if it is b96 -- Felipe?
>>> Richard

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