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#810
do you guys use cleartype ? 7 Years, 10 Months ago  
does everybody have 'cleartype' turned on these days.. or off?
I'm asking because for some reason my Rainlendar fonts are blurry with cleartype turned on, but they are clear with cleartype turned off - and thats kind of backwards.
and when I say they are clear - I don't mean clear like cleartype, they just look like text that doesn't have cleartype turned on.

haha, was that confusing enough?

for those that don't know what cleartype is:
www.microsoft.com/typography/cleartype/tuner/Step1.aspx
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#812
Re:do you guys use cleartype ? 7 Years, 10 Months ago  
Yeah i've had this problem. I had to change the font in the skin myself to something more cleartype friendly (I think it's Arial bold MT or something like that)
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Re:do you guys use cleartype ? 7 Years, 10 Months ago  
joe771 wrote:
...I had to change the font in the skin myself to something more cleartype friendly...
OK that makes me feel a lot better to know it's not just me and something weird my computer was doing lol
How do I change the fonts?
thanks!
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Re:do you guys use cleartype ? 7 Years, 10 Months ago  
Its not particularly easy but i'll try to explain. Go to the directory where rainlendar is installed and open the skins folder. Open the shadow4 skin file (something like winrar will open it). Go into xml and then open the elements.xml file.

Scroll down (or search) to the line '<font id="font.normal" facename="Arial" size="8" />'.

There's about 3 more lines underneath that which determine the font. Just change the facename to something more suitable (i'm using Arial Rounded MT Bold) and you can change the size and stuff too if it helps.
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Re:do you guys use cleartype ? 7 Years, 10 Months ago  
do i zip it back up when I'm finished or just drag and drop the edited elements.xml file back onto the Shadow 4 file?

I'm too scared to do anything that might mess up my calendar cuz i have it all nice and neat with all my stuff in it and i would cry if i lost it all and had to do it over again
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Re:do you guys use cleartype ? 7 Years, 10 Months ago  
If you open the skin file using your zip program you should be able to drop the file into the zip program to overwrite it. Make a backup of the original if you're worried about messing it up. Hope that makes sense.
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