Windows 10: Sub-standard font rendering in Windows 10?

Discus and support Sub-standard font rendering in Windows 10? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi All, Please forgive me if this subject has been discussed before and direct me to the right thread... I have tried hard to use W10 for my daily... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by alijcam, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. alijcam Win User

    Sub-standard font rendering in Windows 10?


    Hi All,
    Please forgive me if this subject has been discussed before and direct me to the right thread...

    I have tried hard to use W10 for my daily desktop OS but many things force me back to W7; one of these is the general font rendering in W10. I have tried this comparison many times on different machines, GPUs, new installs of W7 & 10.
    I have posted 2 comparison views below - I hope they work OK - you will need to click on them and maybe zoom in to get to an un-scaled (or over-scaled) view to see what I'm on about. These were all taken off my dual-booting i5-4960+Radeon HD6950 setup, so the hardware is identical.
    See how the W10 version rendering is inconsistent and varies wildly in 'blackness'? This makes it unpleasant and difficult to read, especially for anyone who works with text most of the time. Note this applies to ALL native tools, applications, browsers and third party applications with any font selection and size. Is it just me? I can't believe that over the many many times I have installed W7 and 10 in the last 2 years that I have managed to get W10 set up in some fundamentally different way to W7. To me, this is SO obvious, I can instantly see that I could not use W10.

    I have shown this to many techy colleagues who have a tinker with display calibration and so-on, but with no improvement, much to their surprise.

    Has anyone any suggestions? For me this is one of the single largest barriers for not using W10...

    Windows Explorer:

    Sub-standard font rendering in Windows 10? [​IMG]


    MS Word 2010:

    Sub-standard font rendering in Windows 10? [​IMG]


    Cheers

    :)
     
    alijcam, Mar 9, 2016
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  2. rajeshs07 Win User

    Font Rendering in Windows/Edge/Internet Explorer

    Ever since I upgraded to Windows 10, the font rendering was so appalling, I had to go out and use a third party font smoothing engine. Link here:

    https://code.google.com/p/gdipp/
    . This seemed to fix the rendering in a fair few programs, but not everything. And Edge and Internet Explorer seem to be two of them. I assume the two might use a different technique to render fonts. Here's a photo of how
    horrible the rendering looks on Edge:

    Sub-standard font rendering in Windows 10? [​IMG]

    Back to Windows in general, I believe this has something to do with the fact that Windows uses some monochromatic font smoothing technique (which I believe is better suited for high pixel density displays - around 300dpi+), whereas for standard ones, a smoothing
    system like the one Mac OS uses works better. Just wondering why Microsoft is hesitant to provide a font smoothing system that works well, for what I'd say, is the most used type of display (i.e. those with a pixel density value around that standard 96dpi).

    P.S. I hope I've selected the right category/topics. If not, I'd be happy for an admin to change it to the right one.
     
    rajeshs07, Mar 9, 2016
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  3. SBoothy Win User
    looking for a n8 ebook reader

    HI



    With reference to ereader pro and font types you can copy TTF fonts from PC if you create a sub folder called `fonts`within the `resource`folder in mass memory (E) - you will have to use mass memory mode to see resource folder and copy fonts when connected
    to computer and reboot device before selection of fonts is visible in ereader pro.Unfortunately ereader pro does not render the line spacing\height particularly very well and therefore the height set is usually too big or to small relative to the size of the
    font.This is something the viewer not the file controls and therefore cannot be adjusted in the likes of Calibre. The quality of font render lets ereader pro down a little compared to Albite or Dorian.



    I know its already been mentioned in thread but I have also found Albite pretty good (java based)for epub reading - there is quite a lot of page interaction settings - quick load and the rendered fonts are good - would also like instant page turn and a little
    more font size control (you can size by zooming %)



    Boothy
     
    SBoothy, Mar 9, 2016
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  4. dalchina New Member

    Sub-standard font rendering in Windows 10?

    Hi, if you search this forum for 'blurry' using the search box above you will find several threads related to the way text is displayed.

    Perhaps one of those will help you. I can't say if they describe precisely the symptom you're experiencing - lots of pages.

    Good luck!
     
    dalchina, Mar 11, 2016
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