SmoothText 1.1.8 Subpixel antialiaser for Windows 2000
Posted 31 January 2009 - 11:37 PM
A while back I had an exception error involving TextHook.dll, didn't bother to keep it. The thing is, the whole program stayed running and didn't crash.
Looks almost exactly like XP's ClearType, excellent work!
Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:58 AM
Posted 01 February 2009 - 08:10 PM
Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:36 PM
The SmoothText list box text reverts to non-smoothed when clicked (certain conditions) and don't return to smoothed until it is hovered over.
The checkmark option doesn't unhook all processes... It's be nice if toggling smoothing was as easy as clicking the tray icon.
Great improvements but at the moment I am sticking to 0.5.7 because the wide Times New Roman makes my head spin with all of the documents I have to write for school.
EDIT: Never mind, I forgot to restart Word. Times New Roman looks normal now.
This post has been edited by Colonel O'Neill: 03 February 2009 - 09:20 PM
Posted 03 February 2009 - 10:50 PM
Please let me know if you run into any issues. I've made some more slight optimizations for 0.6.0 (and simplified some code), but I'd like to sit on it for at least a few days to see if any issues crop up before I release it.
Posted 07 February 2009 - 09:31 PM
This post has been edited by WildBill: 07 February 2009 - 09:33 PM
Posted 08 February 2009 - 04:35 PM
A few problems with Chinese fonts. Even XP's ClearType has enough problems with it. So I recommend adding Asian fonts into the exclusion list by default.
Either it's just my computer's slowness, or SmoothText causes more flicker in long lists and quickly updated text than usual...
Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:02 PM
Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:23 PM
Posted 12 February 2009 - 11:12 PM
Have you ever noticed that in the MSFN forum, when the mouse hovers over a member name on the left column, the entire page shifts slightly? Doesn't show up anywhere else that I know of...
Also, scrolling the text input cursor by arrow keys leaves trails... Is it trying to smooth that one pixel line?
Posted 12 February 2009 - 11:36 PM
You might be right about the cursor. Maybe I need to research it and turn the cursor off before painting and on afterward? I'll have to look into it.
On a better note, in my test version I have menu text being smoothed nicely, now, with the exception of top-level menu bars. Tomorrow I'll take a look to see if I can get that smoothing as well.
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