Windows 7 WebView Text Rendering

Michael Ennen mike.ennen at
Fri Jan 15 05:21:47 UTC 2016


I am using Java 8u66 on Windows 7 and the text rendering in a WebView is
super blurry. For comparison purposes, I created a simple test that shows a
WebView displaying a paragraph and next to it a standard Label showing the
same paragraph.

(Sorry I don't have a better place to upload the screenshot).

The page I am displaying is the following:

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed sed
blandit magna, ut mattis ligula. Donec vestibulum
    ut neque id condimentum. Cras blandit erat ac tincidunt bibendum. Nulla
dapibus arcu risus, at tincidunt leo
    facilisis sit amet. Donec imperdiet lectus diam, nec egestas sapien
luctus nec. Praesent auctor ligula sed sem
    dictum venenatis. Donec non dapibus turpis. Aliquam dictum euismod
sapien id bibendum. Quisque at accumsan eros.
    Quisque eleifend maximus justo at tempor. Curabitur ut mi ut justo
auctor malesuada non at mi. Integer augue neque,
    ultrices sit amet augue a, interdum ultricies nibh. Sed imperdiet diam
et eros maximus ultrices. Pellentesque
    habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis

The Java code I am using to create the WebView is:

WebView webView = new WebView();
webView.setPrefSize(410, 620);

Essentially, a incredibly bare-bones example.

This text rendering happens on every page I have tried to load (e.g. actual

System info:

OS Name:                   Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Version:                6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601

java version "1.8.0_66"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_66-b17)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.66-b17, mixed mode)

Although this is not a functionality breaking issue (e.g. not a
showstopper), it really is a serious issue in my eyes because of just how
qualities are of the rendered texts.

Thanks very much,
Michael Ennen

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