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affinity interface unreadable on non-retina displays and Mojave

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This is a screenshot of Affinity Photo on a non-retina Macbook Air 2017.

You can see the font rendering is so bad it is unreadable in places. Look for the word "steps" under "Fip Horizontal" and "Flip Vertical"

 

I know that MacOS Mojave changed font rendering. I have observed this issue with and without this commonly suggested remedy:

defaults write -g CGFontRenderingFontSmoothingDisabled -bool FALSE

 

Please can this be added to the bug tracker. 

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hi @GabrielM - yes of the several apps Ive looked at only the Affinity ones do this.

To be clear - the font rendering Mojave does on non-retina displays is terrible but the Affinity Apps seem to have a particularly bad rendering.

 

Note there is a difference between the "Flip Vertical" rendering and the "Steps" 1" rendering so they may be using a different font or UI toolkit?

 

Perhaps have Affinity detect the type of display and use a more readable font? After all - we've had 40 years of legible fonts on non-retina displays ... :)

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3 hours ago, tariq said:

Perhaps have Affinity detect the type of display and use a more readable font?

I'm afraid we do not have anything in place for this, as this "issue" has just been introduced by Mojave. Most likely not much we can do as the text rendering is performed at an OS level and not app level. 

I will move this to feature requests. 

 

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