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

09 Jan 2011   #1
radoslavp

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
IE9 How to Change Font to Tahoma Old Style ?

Hello dear forum members,

This is my first post here, and definately a place where I found many answers to my questions, until now.

I really tried anything to make this work, with no result, also found none solutions over the net or here in the forum.

I updated from IE8 to the latest IE9 Beta, and really like the browser except one big thing, the font render. New Vista style fonts are horrible and I want my old IE8 default Tahoma style font renderer for web pages.

After upgrading to IE9, the font settings look identical, but pages are rendered differently. I have tried numerous combinations in the Fonts settings tab with no luck, Accessibility didn't help much too, also tried Software renderer instead of Hardware, clear type ....... all with no luck.

Please tell me how to make my web page fonts displayed look like in IE8, here's what I want:



Here's whay I got at the moment with IE9:



Hope you have the answer, because otherwise I'm stuck with the old IE8. This new font render is genuinly bad, poor Microsoft.

Almost forgot, operating system is Windows 7 Enterprise x64, also tried on Vista x86.

Thank you in advance for your answers.


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09 Jan 2011   #2
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

They look the same to me except that the one looks like it is Bold have you tried changing the setting to make the font bold ?


Steve
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09 Jan 2011   #3
radoslavp

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Hi, thanks for your answer. No fonts are clearly not the same, bold doesn't help at all. If it will help more I can take both IE8 and IE9 renderer side by side to see the difference more clearly, although it is obvious.
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09 Jan 2011   #4
crazyeyeschase

Windows 7 OEM Home Pre. x64
 
 

I donít have an answer to your question and honestly I can't see much of a difference either.

This is what I see (I copied your images and cropped them to see side by side)

http://img9.imageshack.us/i/45330549.png/

Now the first line is your first pic and the second line is from your second pic.

I can't help you other than to say uninstall IE9 and go back to IE8.

Also if your eyes are crazy like mine I understand your frustration I can see the font on the second line better but if you have good eye sight I can see how that can bother you lol.
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09 Jan 2011   #5
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You mentioned Accessibility, I take it mean this.......

IE9 How to Change Font to Tahoma Old Style ?-capture3.jpg

If not, it has some check boxes that you may want to experiment with.


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09 Jan 2011   #6
radoslavp

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Yes, tried Accessibility with no luck ... it could be just the beta not working. To be honest I'm shocked everyone uses the new Segoe fonts that look very ugly on a >24" monitor, and didn't see the font change with the new IE9 release.
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09 Jan 2011   #7
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The fonts look identical to me as they are the same font, except in IE 9, it appears as if hardware based rendering has been applied to the text. Have you tried disabling the GPU acceleration? You can do this under the Advanced Tab in Internet Options and that should correct your issue. You would need to restart IE 9 to have the change take effect.
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14 Jan 2011   #8
radoslavp

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I have tried disabling the hardware acc already with no luck. Looks like it is either not possible or just not all features of the beta work properly.
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14 Jan 2011   #9
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

After a bit of research, I think this may explain the difference: Sub-pixel Fonts in IE9 - IEBlog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs. You may want to try using Compatibility View in IE 9 on all websites. You can enable this by hitting the Alt key on your keyboard then going to Tools --> Compatibility View Settings and then make sure the "Display all websites in Compatibility View" is checked. This may help on some websites.
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14 Jan 2011   #10
radoslavp

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

You are my man !!! That was exactly what I was looking for indeed the compatibility view fixes the things. Immediately after I press the ALT button sites looked correct.
For a moment I thought that this Clear Type bad thing was going to win.

Thank you once again
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