Discussion about official Mozilla Firefox builds
Are firefox fonts fixed in Firefox 7?
I am talking about the blurry fonts that started from Firefox 4.
Are they fixed in Firefox 7 with hardware acceleration ON?
Fixed-ish. Some fonts are defaulting to GDI-style rendering, which makes them look more like they used to.
I still see blurry....someone know when they fill fix this so it shows as normal such as in Google chrome?
If you don't know what I'm talking about, do this:
Type about:config in the url bar, confirm that you'll be careful, and change the "gfx.font_rendering.cleartype_params.rendering_mode" string to "2". If you don't have that specific string, just create a new one with that name.
Anyway, "fixed is a relative term". I already got used to the Firefox 4 rendering type, and the old type looks ugly to me.
Try getting glasses?
Seriously though, yes they are "fixed" now. In fact I would say their solution is superior to Chrome's and that the font rendering is the best of any browser.
So when you say they are fixed, are they fixed in Firefox 6 or 7?
If you set the "gfx.font_rendering.cleartype_params.rendering_mode;2" to "5" you get the old behavior? Or you need more adjustments to do? I mean it's a bit more complicated than I say so, eh?...
Fx 16.02 -//- Fx 19α x64 -//- Win 8 Pro x64 -//- CPU: i5 2500 -//- GPU: 7950 -//- RAM: 8GB
Which rendering mode are you guys using? Are all of you guys using 2?
The way I've seen it, FF6 still has the blurry fonts. Firefox 7 is way better but sill not as crude and sharp as Chrome which I think still uses GDI. Firefox 7 is not as sharp as Chrome but fonts look more polished, like anti-aliased.
I'm running Firefox in it's vanilla state. I haven't even typed "about:config" in the address bar.
The "fix" is only applied when the rendering mode is -1, which is the default value. It automatically determines the best mode to use depending on the font family and size.
I would confirm that Firefox 7.0.1 still has a blurry font problem. I'm not sure if it's just slightly improved from 4/5/6, but I am not happy. Chrome is considerably better. For example this forum text is more bold in Firefox than Chrome. That's not the main problem though, the main problem is in reverse text, for example letter w is almost half-invisible in the Find box (white text on red or blue background). Also the Downloads window with blue background color makes the white text really badly visible and ugly. And the color fringing, it is ugly. Color fringing or the lack of it is just fine in Chrome.
I tried gfx.font_rendering.cleartype_params.rendering_mode from -1 to 5 and none of those gave Chrome-like or Firefox 3-like rendering. I don't mean it has to be exactly the same, but I can't bare the reverse-thinning-out-problem. Also the overall over-boldness and color fringing is not good at all.
I guess the font rendering type is a matter of personal preference (different monitors may also play a role in what looks best to you).
Having gfx.font_rendering.cleartype_params.rendering_mode set to 4 is best for me.
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=652141 has a table of the available options.
Last edited by Anleck on October 5th, 2011, 11:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.
There is nothing to fix, this isn't a bug and certainly it isn't FX's fault. Get your facts straight.
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