Does it matter which player version you use? Or browser? Post a 20-line
test case if not.
Also tested Franklin Gothic, same deal. Tested on Mac (10.2) & PC (10.2 & 10.3). Flex 4.5 for both platforms.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
xmlns:mx="library://ns.adobe.com/flex/mx" minWidth="955" minHeight="600">
<s:Label x="20" y="20"
text="TESTAR Testar testar" />
What happens if you use default cffHinting?
IIRC 'horizontalStem' is the default ('none' is the other option). Looks even worse without horizontalStem, as it should.
Did you try viewing with an older player?
Flex 4.5 requires 10.2, so can't do much there.
It seems like this is the expected behaviour - the enhanced font renderer looks heavier/fuzzier.
Might be able to just tweak down the colors to get a result more like the previous.
Otherwise one can set swf version to 10 instead of 11 in the flex-config.xml to get the older FTE rendering back.
(Note: doesn't seem to work with Flex 4.5 - my app doesn't show up at all with this set to 10. Volume needs to go to 11).
I'd heard complaints like the latest rendering isn't considered "better" by
everyone. There might be a bug you can vote on and add a test case too, but
I haven't looked for it.
Zoomed in one can see it does way more antialiasing & whatnot, and is prolly more competent than the
However, the result in my case is that the entire app looks out-of-focus (even on mac, where fonts render fuzzier than on windows to begin with).
If you stare at it for long enough it begins to feel alright, but the second one switches to a native window or any other app it feels like everything snaps into focus again.
Switching from a native app / other webpage to the flex app you get the reverse: it feels like it's out of focus.
I'll try with a few different fonts to see if that can help.
I have compared font rendering in my AIR application under Flex 4 and 4.5.
I noticed that font just renders with lower height and that's why it looks heavier/fuzzier for me.
Have you found some font which renders in Flex 4.5 and Flex4 similarly?
I am also expierencing the same problems. We updated our web application to use Flex 4.5 and it shows the font much heavier and fuzzy. Not sure how to fix this?
Is there a bug logged for this? Also, could you provide some sort of solution or workaround for the time being.
We would like to use Flex 4.5 so this is quite vital for us to get right.