Caution: my English is far from perfect. (Русский тоже не всегда хорош).

Monday, 20 January 2014

How many more years it will take Chrome and FireFox to learn display text properly?

These are original size screenshots of some page heading.
I think such bad results may be achieved if Chrome and FireFox rasterize first and scale after that, instead of scaling first and then rasterizing.
To reproduce, here is the code: <h1 style="font-size: 300%; color: #4f81bd; font-style: italic; font-family: 'Times New Roman', Times, serif;">WINTER ACTION</h1>

Update: Many people reported FireFox and Chrome render fonts OK for them. HN comment and tnm91 suggested that DirectWrite may be disabled, due to outdated video driver. It was true, I updated diver and DirectWrite become enabled, but rendered hadn't changed. Then sulliwan suggested to check CliearType - I enabled it and now FireFox and Chrome render text OK.

Thanks for the help!

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