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2013/02/21 10:09:34 UTC
Improving Text Appearance in TeXWord and DVIEW

Eventually some users see that text displayed in TeXWord proof/preview/wysiwyg and in DVIEW look ugly (letter shapes have visible steps, like to magnified raster).

It is important to understand that BaKoMa TeX includes Type1/TrueType/OpenType fonts and ask Windows system to render them. In this reason font quality depends on settings applied to your windows system. Letters with visible steps - is result of disabled grayscaling feature of font renderer.

So, to solve the problem you should enable grayscaling:

  • Windows 7, go to
    Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display > Adjust ClearType

    Following actions should be obvious ...

  • VISTA, go to

    Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Personalization > Window Color and Appearance > Effects (button)

    Then Check on mark:

    Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts:
    Then you can play with smooth method Standard or ClearType.
    NOTE: In most LCD displays ClearType can improve quality.

  • Windows XP, go to

    Control Panel > Display > Appearance (tab) > Effects (button)

    Then Check on mark:

    Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts:
    Then you can play with smooth method Standard or ClearType.
    NOTE: In most LCD displays ClearType can improve quality.

  • WINE, no way ...

    Unfortunately only using high density display and/or scaling up text may improve the situation.

Also, Windows disables grayscaling at small font size (which depends on Windows version). In this case we recommend just to zoom in your text slightly to size when grayscaling will be enabled.
2015/11/09 18:14:56 UTC
Basil Malyshev    

To get the best of text appearance
screen resolution in "Control panel" must be matched with real resolution of your display.
2015/11/09 18:16:07 UTC
Basil Malyshev    

Also, to see result you must restart the program, because of page cache.

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