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Posted 26 December 2008 - 02:26 PM
Using 12pt Calibri.
But so far, 0.4.2 doesn't seem to be showing any signs of that
Keep up the good work!
Posted 26 December 2008 - 02:39 PM
Edited by WildBill, 26 December 2008 - 02:39 PM.
Posted 10 January 2009 - 05:53 PM
Posted 11 January 2009 - 02:20 PM
I was experiencing some random crashing problems with version 0.4.3 so I made some changes and posted version 0.4.4. I'm hoping that this fixes the problem.
Posted 11 January 2009 - 07:01 PM
Although there's still a few problems: Chart text in MS Word doesn't show up properly (Major Argh when editing.)
And also the sudden disappearance of Shortcut Keys (the Ctrl+W thingies) at the end of a menu selection in Photoshop CS2.
There is also some missing text (Paragon Partition Manager).
Last minor problem: Middle-button scrolling the text in Firefox slowly leaves some kind of artifact.
Good to see that the Firefox text bug was fixed Was missing D's and W's.
Posted 12 January 2009 - 06:14 PM
I don't have any of your other programs, though I could possibly try a chart on MS Word 2000 to see what happens. It would be a lot easier, though, if you could post a document that I could load in MS Word to see what happens.
LOL, Are you trying this in Vista?!
I just posted version 0.4.5 which is a little more friendly, but shouldn't affect the rendering issues you showed above.
Edited by WildBill, 12 January 2009 - 06:14 PM.
Posted 12 January 2009 - 07:36 PM
Anyways, the Photoshop and Partitioning things, not much of a nuisance because I don't Partition often. Photoshop is unseverely affected.
Firefox scroll thing I could care less, I rarely scroll that way anyway.
Attached is a word document with a chart.
It begins to mess up severely when resized or edited.
Hope your first weeks of 2009 were happy.
Posted 12 January 2009 - 08:37 PM
Edited by WildBill, 12 January 2009 - 08:38 PM.
Posted 12 January 2009 - 09:58 PM
Posted 13 January 2009 - 06:47 PM
Task Manager got... a new "facelift" as Microsoft might call it.
It's showing through and has some text corruption not seen before 0.4.6.
I apologize if I'm causing any inconveniences here...
Great software, bad Microsoft.
Posted 14 January 2009 - 12:50 AM
I've been looking at SmoothText's internal architecture (which is really clean and modular), and I'm thinking that a much better way to do skinning would be to add a skinning behavior to SmoothText rather than fight with TClock3 anymore. SmoothText has a concept of separate behaviors that have their own configuration, ability to be turned on or off, etc. It's really very clean. I'm still on the fence, but I'm investigating the possibility. A lot of TClock3 code would be ported if I took that route (actually rewritten from scratch, but using TClock3 as a template).
Posted 14 January 2009 - 02:57 AM
Posted 14 January 2009 - 10:15 PM
Posted 14 January 2009 - 11:07 PM
But I did have a hard lock up in 0.4.7. Had a temporary lock-up using 0.4.8 while opening Photoshop.
BTW, did you see the Cleartype in 98/ME thread by Tihiy? I think SmoothText has gone beyond Cleartype's capabilities... Although IMHO... The SmoothText algorithm could use a bit more pixel boundary snapping. Tahoma is rather blurry ATM.
Enough rambling for now.
Posted 15 January 2009 - 12:59 AM
Wow, I didn't know about the ClearType thread. I'll go take a look at that now before I get to bed (it's late! )
Posted 15 January 2009 - 03:34 AM
Thank you for your new version. I tested SpeedCommander with 0.4.9 and the problem with the copy-dialogbox is gone.
But I found another error. It's always the same with 0.4.6 - 0.4.9!
Without_SmoothText_0.4.9.jpg 44.81KB 10 downloads
With Smoothtext 0.4.9:
SmoothText_0.4.9.jpg 40.91KB 10 downloads
It's the optionsdialog menu: extras => options
Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:07 PM
Other than that... No other incompatibilities seen so far.
It'd be nice if one could adjust the boldness (weighting) of semi-filled pixels. That would be awesome.
Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:40 PM
I posted version 0.5.0 tonight, which should fix a lot of issues. I'm probably going to slow down development a little bit (these nightly releases are killing me!). That sizing bug is definitely going to be high on the list, though.
I've been looking into the possibility of tuning the text output, but I haven't worked out all the details yet. It has to be done in a way that wouldn't harm performance. A few versions ago I made some preliminary steps toward it, but I haven't figured it all out yet.
Posted 16 January 2009 - 07:48 PM
IMHO Segoe UI is a smidge too thin. Could you add a way to use the old algorithm for certain fonts?
Tried to look at your source for the Subpixel.pas... Found Assembler, Nice!
Unfortunately I don't understand a word of Assembler.
I'll try to decipher the logics of it... See if I can port the frameworks it to VB to test speed if weighting is added...
ATM... Very confused.
Don't kill yourself over SmoothText... It's not worth it!
It won't hurt us to wait a while before getting updates.
(Can't get enough of the MSFN emoticons. )
Posted 17 January 2009 - 12:49 PM
Also, whatever Wikipedia's article font is, it looks too thin at Ctrl+0 (Normal Size) in firefox.
Posted 17 January 2009 - 01:54 PM
Posted 17 January 2009 - 08:20 PM
Posted 17 January 2009 - 10:12 PM
Some diagrams drawn in Paint are included.
Not a major problem, just a heads up.
Posted 18 January 2009 - 04:45 PM
Posted 18 January 2009 - 10:22 PM
Everything looks great! It even works on XP
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