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Windows 7: IE9 How to Change Font to Tahoma Old Style ?

28 Jan 2011   #11
honeybunny

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problem with Cleartype and smoothing of fonts

Hi there,
I don't understand how one can fail to see the huge difference between radoslavp's two screenshots, to me the difference in display is obvious.
I have the same problem as radoslavp in IE8 when I disable cleartype (like the first screenshot appearance), and it happens whatever the font is.
I'm not getting used to the Cleartype thing, and what I don't get is why, when I disable "smoothing" and "cleartype" settings, everything just looks horrible? why can't it just look the way it used to? (I have the same LCD monitor I had with XP, so no change there, and it's on automatic settings).

I don't understand, can somebody explain?
And is there a solution (my system is Win7 x64 Home Premium, so I can't even install a virtual XP.
Is there a particular setting that would simply allow me to view texts as they used to appear, no matter what the font is?
Or, can I at least change the settings or Microsoft Word?

Thanks to anyone would can help shed light on this.
honeybun


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