Why is LC text blurred on a retina display?

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com
Fri Sep 18 04:51:17 EDT 2015


Neil,

LC 8 is still in dev stage. It should not be used for production work. 
The most recent version officially available for production work is LC 
7.0.6. The latest version officially available for text-intensive 
projects that aren't unicode-compatible yet is 6.7.6. Please, don't 
recommend dev versions for production work.

Mark



Op 9/18/2015 om 10:41 schreef Neil Roger:
> Hi Tiemo,
>
> HiDPI support was added in LiveCode 6.6RC2. You will have to upgrade 
> to at least this version for text to look crisp although I would 
> highly recommend starting to use LiveCode 8 ;)
>
> More information on this can be found here-
>
> https://livecode.com/hi-speed-hidpi/
>
> Kind Regards,
>
> Neil Roger
>
>
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> On 18/09/2015 09:23, Tiemo Hollmann TB wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> using LC 6.5.2 and the standard text font tahoma, all texts in fields 
>> and
>> buttons look blurred on a retina display in a standalone, compared to 
>> a text
>> program or even the finder texts. Because I don't have a retina display
>> myself I only can test with the feedback of a customer.
>>
>> Is there anything I can do in LC? Is it the 6.5.2. engine itself? Are
>> different font rendered in different ways? On Windows we have OTF and 
>> TTF
>> font, which are rendered in different ways. Is there something 
>> similar on
>> Mac? Which is the preferred font on Mac and windows, if it is not 
>> anymore
>> Tahoma? Or do we just have to live with a blurred LC program?
>>
>> Any hints appreciated
>>
>> Tiemo
>>





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