Windows 10: Yet Another Font Issue in Win 10

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  1. Fafhrd's Avatar
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       30 Apr 2016 #11

    msny said: View Post
    While that is a good explanation, it is also noteworthy that when a new OS
    is released the features set has always been deprecated to provide
    legacy support for current existing users.

    As an applications programmer I deal with this all time. It's best practice
    NOT to remove features, unless there buggy or the tech has changed to make
    them totally unusable. It's an unwritten golden rule of programming.

    In this case many users are left with little support for their desktop computers
    as far as application clarity. Not withstanding, the first job of any OS is to give the BEST
    experience out of the box. Windows 10 does not do that visually. If they now add this BASIC
    function back in now for fonts and better monitor/visual support, then it seems they rushed 10
    out the door.

    It's just my pet peeve, otherwise I'm happy with everything else in 10.
    My 2 cents.
    I don't see the features being removed - just the app(lication)s using a different rendering engine, which is generally usable for all display technologies, in other words, a compromise.

    ClearType is still there for all the desktop applications that are able to take advantage of it, for example, Excel 97 is generally as crystal clear on Windows 10 as it was in all the versions, with some Windows version specific fonts since before and after Windows 95 shown here:

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    Remember, in 1992 folks were commonly using 14" curved screen CRT monitors with 3 colour dot shadow mask technology on their PCs, and SONY Trinitron flat screen monitors sold for a premium. Users needed to fit as much into limited screen real-estate as possible.

    Contrast that with today, when users are often using 35" plus LCD TVs for their displays, with much larger physical pixels.
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  2.    30 Apr 2016 #12

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    I don't see the features being removed - just the app(lication)s using a different rendering engine, which is generally usable for all display technologies, in other words, a compromise.

    ClearType is still there for all the desktop applications that are able to take advantage of it, for example, Excel 97 is generally as crystal clear on Windows 10 as it was in all the versions, with some Windows version specific fonts since before and after Windows 95 shown here:

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    Remember, in 1992 folks were commonly using 14" curved screen CRT monitors with 3 colour dot shadow mask technology on their PCs, and SONY Trinitron flat screen monitors sold for a premium. Users needed to fit as much into limited screen real-estate as possible.

    Contrast that with today, when users are often using 35" plus LCD TVs for their displays, with much larger physical pixels.
    Clear Type did not help in my case.
    Nice to have 35" of course, but if you cant get the best picture, contrast and fonts there
    a paperweight. While I understand this is subjective, its only my observation.
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  3.    01 May 2016 #13

    There has been a lot of interesting discussion but no one has really addressed my actual problem (see original post). My wife:s win 10 laptop does not show this thick-thin (anti-aliasing) issue when looking at the Display Settings page; so why do have it? Does anyone have any actual suggestion to address this problem.

    PS: I did a repair in-place re-installation of win 10 but problem remains the same.
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  4. AndreTen's Avatar
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    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       01 May 2016 #14

    Rollerdog said: View Post
    In the attached display snippet below you can see my problem. This is a snippet of the Display Settings screen; the different choices along the left side. Clear example of the problem is the difference in the two f characters in the word Offline Maps. The first f has a thick vertical section and the second f has a very thin vertical section.

    What is going on and how can I fix it?

    Attachment 77261
    Since you are referring to your original post, I must admit, that I don't see any differences between the two f-s.

    My eyes are not so accurate any more, but I check it with lenses. They look the same to me.

    Edit: when magnified I get the effect you described.
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  5. Posts : 122
    Windows 10 Professional x64
       02 May 2016 #15

    Rollerdog said: View Post
    My wife:s win 10 laptop does not show this thick-thin (anti-aliasing) issue when looking at the Display Settings page
    I suppose it's because she uses a different resolution, or a different font size maybe, but basically everyone is affected, that's my opinion. Maybe she should look at another settings page...
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