July 9, 2009 in .NET
As we knew, Silverlight 3 includes ClearType support. Now it’s released we can finally see it in action 🙂 :
More importantly, it works great with SilverGlulxe!
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July 10, 2009 at 5:51 am
Okay, so how do I enable this? I tried a simple TextBlock filled with lowercase l:s using the default font, and it produced a rainbow effect. 😦 It looks like by default the subpixel positioning that makes “normal” user interfaces look so wrong is still kicking in (even if I set UseLayoutRounding=”false”). Of course, rendering the same text with GDI works beautifully, and every l is identical, like they should be unless I want to do a sub-pixel crawl.
I have heard about the “blurry text” issue finally being resolved for so long now that I am anxious to try it out! And that goes for WPF too.
July 10, 2009 at 6:41 am
David – I didn’t need to enable anything. Could you send me a couple screenshots demonstrating the problem? (and what you’d expect / prefer it to look like).
Are you on Windows or a Mac? (I’m not sure what rendering changes they’ve done to the Mac version).
July 10, 2009 at 11:16 am
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July 10, 2009 at 4:35 pm
Yeah I’m not seeing any changes on the Mac – Did they add this only for Windows?
July 10, 2009 at 4:59 pm
Max – Maybe it just uses whatever’s native to the OS. How readable are the fonts compared to other apps?
July 25, 2009 at 7:38 pm
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