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Fonts just don't seem right to me...

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    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit

    Fonts just don't seem right to me...Help?


    I don't know if my Windows 8 is having some issues with fonts but.. some things just don't look right compared to Windows 7. I read up some research on the AA from Windows 8 fonts and everything should be fixed but.. things don't look so hot on mine. Here are some screenshots. Can someone help me? PS: I have the latest 310.70 drivers from Nvidia.

    http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/724/78023736.png
    (Zoom in to see it)

    http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/1990/96858086.png
    Last edited by zi3m; 27 Dec 2012 at 01:02.

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    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    Bump??? Help please?
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    There is no problem,everybody have this font!Or if is a problem,maybe the screen resolution is too big or too small.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro & OS X Mavericks


    I'm not sure what problem you see in those fonts. They look normal to me. The only adjustment I made with the fonts on Windows 8 is that I changed the titlebar font to 10. The titlebars looked too big for me.

    *Okay maybe there is a difference in fonts. See here:

    Click image for larger version

    ^Internet Explorer 10

    Click image for larger version

    ^Firefox 17

    But to be honest I think this is normal.
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    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    It just really doesn't look like there is any AA to them. I'm used to how fonts looked with Windows 7.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro & OS X Mavericks


    Quote Originally Posted by zi3m View Post
    It just really doesn't look like there is any AA to them. I'm used to how fonts looked with Windows 7.
    The only thing I can think of is ClearType Text Tuner. Control Panel>Appearance and Personalization>Display, click on Adjust Cleartype Text. If there is a check mark on Turn on Cleartype, then AA is enabled. I'm not really sure what else to tell you. Unless there is some sort of option for Font AA in the NVidia Control Panel but I don't think so.
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    W8.1, W7


    Fonts in w8 looks tolerable here (on different laptops), but definitely not as crisp as in w7.

    Exception: IE10 fonts in webpages are muddy and fuzzy, making IE10 useless (so am using Chrome & FF, where everything looks fine). And has nothing to do with clear type etc, it's a IE10 'feature'.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Many people have found that optimizing their display driver settings have caused fonts to look bad. I suggest that if you have modified your display settings, you should go back to default.
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    W8.1, W7


    The IE10 headache-font has nothing to do with true type settings, driver or hardware acceleration etc. Lots of discussions, Google it. IE10 is designed to look muddy (grey-scale font rendering).

    > IE10 Consumer Preview Smoothing Fonts Without Any Color and they did nothing to fix it for the final release. Quote: "The scary part is that the general public is probably too dumb to notice" lol.
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    Windows 10 & 8.1 64-bit, Kubuntu


    zi3m,

    I have the same problem. It is worst in IE10, which I find unusable as a result.
    It is also just as bad in nearly all of Office 2013. I had to go back to Office 2010.

    As 4wd said, MS has done this deliberately - which almost beggars belief.

    This post has a good pic of the difference in font rendering:
    Internet Explorer 10 vs other browsers
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