Sunday, September 19, 2010

Je suis le nerd

This is going to be a nerdy one.

Firefox 4: Mozilla made a big deal about how Firefox would start using the computer’s GPU to help render web pages. Well, pages do render faster, especially high-end pages. However, the downside is that the font rendering is crap.

This is with the D2D turned on:

FF4 wD2D

This is without D2D turned on:

FF4 woD2D

(and yes, you’d need a closer look to tell the difference).

What sucks is that the whole program is affected.  It’s not just the pages that have horrible looking fonts; the actual program itself looks like crap, too.

I suppose I’ll just leave that turned off until it’s fixed.

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