Sunday, March 20, 2011

Hacking IE9's font smoothing

If you have been following my blog for a bit, you know I am quite set on my web browser's content readability.  Well, it happened again with Internet Explorer 9 and this time, my font of choice was there but it was rendered with ClearType even though I turned it off with the ClearType Text Tuner:ClearType Text Tuner is clearly off

See?  It's clearly off, but noooo, someone's feeling waaaay too important to follow the operating system's settings.

Anyway, after a Wednesday afternoon of mad hacking (followed by a Saturday afternoon of fixing and cleaning), the result is the DWrite.dll wrapper, which is available for free download.

I just hope this doesn't turn into a game of walls and ladders.

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