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Re: fix for cleartype in MFC UIs

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:12:27 +0100

On 18.11.2013 00:06, z wrote:
> I am very offended by seeing cleartype when I have tried as best I can
> to disable it in my operating system. It crops up in several places in
> TortoiseSVN. I have studied why this is happening, and believe that I
> have a clean solution for it. I've attached a patch for TortoiseMerge,
> which is likely appropriate for the other programs.

I'm sorry you're offended. Here's a link where you can configure your
systems cleartype settings. If you configure it correctly, fonts will
show as if cleartype isn't even active (even though it is):
http://www.microsoft.com/typography/ClearType/tuner/Step1.aspx

> The patch activates an MFC feature called "UseSystemFont" which sounds
> like a responsible thing to do, doesn't it? But MFC has other opinions.
> At least, it gives us this hook to disable it.
>
> I don't think it should be debateable that MFC's default behaviour is
> flagrantly disrespectful. But if we need to debate it, I'm game. For
> reference, I am pasting the relevant code from afxglobals.cpp which is
> also readily findable on the web:

Sorry, but I definitely won't apply such a patch. Ever.

ClearType is working very well, and you can even configure it the way
you like.

Stefan

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