Why does font rendering in my IE9 look so incredibly ugly?


  • Hi all

    I read many sites raving about how beautiful fonts look in IE9, but I don't get it; you know when you buy a 1600x1200 TFT monitor and run it in 1280x1024, and the monitor does some funky stretching that leaves some lines doubled up (so as to stretch 1024 lines into 1200 etc)? That's how my IE9 sites look for the most part. On a lowercase M in this forum, for example, the first and last vertical strokes are 2 pixels wide, and the middle one is 1 pixel wide. The first and last have also been antialiased in some way, and appear ghosted and blurred. Can I turn this off (it looks like a crap version of ClearType, another thing I don't like) and just get to a nice clean, high contrast, unaliased look like IE8?

    Here's a pic of what I mean:

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011 5:15 PM


  • Hi Caius Jard,

    Thanks for the post!

    How about the system fonts? What's your OS?

    Did you test it on another browser? only occurs in IE9?

    In addition, please also refer to this:

    Update the graphic card driver to the latest one as well.



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    Thursday, July 21, 2011 8:19 AM