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Use a different text rendering engine

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Firefox uses the wrong text rendering engine. That's because bitmap fonts don't work in Windows 10 in Firefox. They work in Windows XP and Windows 7 though, which is why I really want to install one of these operating systems.

Notepad works perfectly... You could just use the same rendering engine as Notepad and all problems are gone!!!

Firefox uses the wrong text rendering engine. That's because bitmap fonts don't work in Windows 10 in Firefox. They work in Windows XP and Windows 7 though, which is why I really want to install one of these operating systems. Notepad works perfectly... You could just use the same rendering engine as Notepad and all problems are gone!!!

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  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 18.11.20040
  • Creative Cloud Desktop Plugin.v_3_0_0_0
  • Google Update
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 11.171.2 for Mozilla browsers
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  • Shockwave Flash 30.0 r0
  • 5.1.50907.0
  • Vizzed Retro Game Room Plugin
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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0

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Shadow110 1072 solutions 14836 answers

I think you should skip XP and Vista as support for them runs out next month. Can not update any further. A little hard to use Notepad to Render anything : https://hacks.mozilla.org/2017/10/the-whole-web-at-maximum-fps-how-webrender-gets-rid-of-jank/

Let alone using it in new ways as HTML and CSS evolve.

I think you should skip XP and Vista as support for them runs out next month. Can not update any further. A little hard to use Notepad to Render anything : https://hacks.mozilla.org/2017/10/the-whole-web-at-maximum-fps-how-webrender-gets-rid-of-jank/ Let alone using it in new ways as HTML and CSS evolve.

Question owner

Notepad is a text editor. Its only rendering engine is a text rendering engine, so you can't say it's used to "Render anything". However it's definitely the best rendering engine.

Notepad is a text editor. Its only rendering engine is a text rendering engine, so you can't say it's used to "Render anything". However it's definitely the best rendering engine.
jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
8513 solutions 69541 answers

I think this is the same issue as your previous threads:

As you know, Support volunteers can't change Firefox. To submit feature suggestions, you could use one or more of the following (depending on whether you want a suggestion box or a discussion):

I think this is the same issue as your previous threads: * https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1196279 * https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1174465 As you know, Support volunteers can't change Firefox. To submit feature suggestions, you could use one or more of the following (depending on whether you want a suggestion box or a discussion): * Feedback: https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/FirefoxInput/ * Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/ * Twitter: https://twitter.com/firefox * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Firefox

Question owner

Indeed it's the same issue as the second bullet but not the first.

Indeed it's the same issue as the second bullet but not the first.
TyDraniu
  • Top 25 Contributor
292 solutions 1632 answers

Try to disable hardware acceleration. I'm pretty sure that DirectWrite doesn't allow bitmap fonts.

Try to disable hardware acceleration. I'm pretty sure that DirectWrite doesn't allow bitmap fonts.