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Windows 7: OS X Font Renderer for Windows


08 May 2010   #1

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 
OS X Font Renderer for Windows

I found this while I was lurking for more customization apps (go figure) and though I might share this. I searched the forum for it and didn't find it, so I'll post here. It is supposed to use the OS X font rendering system instead of Windows' renderer, but I can't prove that (i've never seen a mac's screen in person).

GDI++

Running it on my system.

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08 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

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09 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

GDI++ only works fully on X86-systems.

On X64, there's ezgdi and gdipp. I'm using ezgdi myself, and the text is definitely nicer to look at than Cleartype.
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09 May 2010   #4

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hmm.. I tried GDI and it gave no results. Oh well.
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17 May 2010   #5
tux

Windows XP and 7 (with Debian Squeeze in a VM)
 
 

gdipp works on my 32-bit Windows.
Although it needed some time to find out the best settings for my system.
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17 May 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I used gdi++ for a while last year, and then forgot all about it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention again, although I'm using gdipp this time.
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19 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

gdipp works for both 64 bit and 32 bit Windows 7.

However I don't think it looks anything like Mac OS X. The fonts in OSX are clear, gdipp just makes it blurry.
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19 May 2010   #8
tux

Windows XP and 7 (with Debian Squeeze in a VM)
 
 

Depends. Not if you spend enough time with the config file.
(BTW, in console windows there are some things I don't like yet. Looks like gdipp can't handle light text on dark backgrounds?)
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19 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I've spent enough time with the config file.
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