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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0000072BirdFont[All Projects] BirdFontpublic2015-03-19 11:29
ReportermeitnikAssigned Tojohan 
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
PlatformMacintoshOSMac/desktopOS Version10.7.5
Product Version 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0000072: blurry tool icons
DescriptionAt least on the Mac platform, all the tool icons in there unselected/selected state are very hard to see clearly due to how blurry they are. Sharping the images or better contrast would help.
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2015-03-07 21:42

administrator   ~0000266

Last edited: 2015-03-07 21:43

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I have not found a way to create sharp or pixel precise graphics with cairos quartz surface on Mac OS X. Using a different rendering engine is not an option and I have tried all settings I could find but there might be a way to fix this.


2015-03-10 06:58

reporter   ~0000270

can't you special case the code to see its running under 10.8 and use hardwired icons that are clear to read? I be glad to make the icons. just send me the files.
Otherwise I am deleting birdfont. shame. Is 1.9 the same??


2015-03-10 07:11

administrator   ~0000273

Yes, some kind of platform specific code should do the trick but I need to rewrite a large piece of code and render graphics in a different way.


2015-03-10 08:27

administrator   ~0000274

Last edited: 2015-03-10 08:30

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Drawing was done differently in 1.9, but icons should be a bit blurry in 1.9 as well.

Do icons look blurrier on 10.8 than on my 10.6 installation (see the screenshot)?

Does text look better or worse compared to icons in the tool box?


2015-03-16 09:03

administrator   ~0000276

I have created a new beta version. The icons looks sharper on my system. Does it look good on Yosemite?


2015-03-19 11:29

administrator   ~0000283

I have updated the icon and text rendering. All icons has been moved to an icon font ( Icons look sharp on my system now. Please add a comment if the icons and text still are blurry on your machine.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-03-07 21:18 meitnik New Issue
2015-03-07 21:42 johan Note Added: 0000266
2015-03-07 21:43 johan Note Edited: 0000266 View Revisions
2015-03-08 09:08 johan Assigned To => johan
2015-03-08 09:08 johan Status new => confirmed
2015-03-10 06:58 meitnik Note Added: 0000270
2015-03-10 07:11 johan Note Added: 0000273
2015-03-10 08:27 johan Note Added: 0000274
2015-03-10 08:30 johan Note Edited: 0000274 View Revisions
2015-03-16 09:03 johan Note Added: 0000276
2015-03-19 11:29 johan Note Added: 0000283
2015-03-19 11:29 johan Status confirmed => resolved
2015-03-19 11:29 johan Resolution open => fixed