I am working with the default font in my Flex app. When the
font is set above size 8, everything looks fine and as expected.
But when I make the font size = 8, the text goes blurry and grayed
out, looking the same as if the enabled property were set to false.
If I set the Windows smooth edging option to ClearType (Control
Panel, Display properties, Appearance tab, Effects button), the
problem goes away and small font sizes look fine. This is not the
default setting in Windows, so any user would have to set this
themselves to view the Flex app correctly, so that's out of the
Is there some sort of setting to fix the way small fonts are
displayed? I tried the fontAntiAliasing property at "normal" and at
"advanced" at the Application level, with no luck with either. I'm
currently setting the fontWeight to bold for all size 8 text, and
it does the trick, but I'd prefer not having bold text everywhere.