|Microsoft Typography | Features... | FAQ... | Font smoother|
A To switch off font smoothing right-click on the desktop background, select properties from the menu, and click the Plus! tab (Effects tab in Windows 98). Uncheck the "Smooth edges of screen fonts" box.
To remove the Font Smoother or Plus! pack completely select Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add/Remove programs, Install/Uninstall. Then select 'Windows 95 Font Smoothing' or 'Microsoft Plus! for Windows 95' and click on Add/Remove.
Windows 98 Users note! Windows 98 users who have upgraded from a Windows 95 installation that had the Windows 95 fonts smoother installed should not under any circumstances uninstall the Windows 95 smoother. Uninstalling the smoother from Windows 98 systems will result in Windows 98's own smoothing components being permanently deleted. Running setup from the original Windows 98 upgrade CD is the only way to replace the deleted components.
A Be sure to check the following things.
A The free Font Smoother and the Plus! pack smoother let the user activate a feature that is already built into Windows 95. For this reason they both do exactly the same thing, and there are no performance benefits of using one instead of the other.
A Remove the font smoother, and contact the manufacturer of your PC or video card for updated display drivers or information on compatibility with the Plus! pack.
A Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000 come with font smoothing built in. Select display properties for the control panel, and activate font smoothing from the Plus! tab.
A These versions of Windows come with font smoothing built in. Select display properties for the control panel, and activate font smoothing from the Effects tab.
A Font smoothing should work with all current TrueType fonts.
A Windows includes default settings at which smoothing is turned on. This differs between roman, italic and bold weights, mainly due to the fact that smoothing may be more or less necessary depending on the outlines.
A There are two things to keep in mind here. First, Windows has some default sizes at which smoothing is turned on or off, and this is dependent on the style of the typeface. Second, and perhaps more importantly, TrueType has a mechanism by which a font maker is able to control the sizes at which smoothing is turned on. As different typefaces may have differing needs at varying sizes, this becomes one more way for the typographer to control his or her typeface's look at particular sizes. The font designer's settings take precedence over the default setting from Windows.
For more information on font smoothing, see our Smooth fonts in Windows 95 page.
A Sorry, the only supported feature of the font smoother is font smoothing. If you want to use the other features you should purchase a copy of the Plus! pack.
|Microsoft Typography | Features... | FAQ... | Font Smoother|