Tuesday, May 01, 2012 8:27 AM
Hello Everybody, I'm getting a weird issue with this font in Silverlight 4. when I calculate the text size of a text block with this font, it doesn't return proper text size when there are 1s and 7s in the text. Silverlight renders 1s and 7s WITHOUT Proper space which is there in the font. while it renders perfct with HTML. Screen shots are attached. How to work around this? BTW I'm working in Silverlight 4.
here is Silverlight Redered Text in I.E.
here is HTML rendered text in Chrome. (One more thing, I.E. 8 also doesnt render it properly too)
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 10:33 AM
I upgraded to Silverlight 5 today, but the problem stil exists. Seems MS' Chawal.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 10:48 AM
By the way. The render result from Chrome looks very bad.
What font do you use. Do you embeed the font in silverlright ?
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 10:51 AM
Thnx Blau, the font is "akzidenz-grotesk". Yes, embedded in XAP. but the Chrome behaviour is what it should be. 1s sould have more space on either sides. But SL renders it incorrectly. See font in action here: www.fonts.com/font/berthold/akzidenz-grotesk
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 5:29 AM
It should be something on browsers rendering, not a Sl issue, suggest you ask here:
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 7:17 AM
I think its More of MS Issue than a browser. I.E. 8 is also behaving rudely with HTML text, while chrome shows right behaviour. Any MSFT on SL Team Plz. Its SL Issue? IE Issue? or Just the WHOLE MICROSOFT ISSUE???
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 9:50 AM
Its SL 1-5 Rendering Problem. Not the browser Issue. Please give me a work around.
Thursday, May 03, 2012 9:16 AM
Humble Request to Hounorable MS, Please release an update to silverlight 5 to fix this issue as soon as possible. Your text rendering in SL and IE is causing pain in the ass.
Thursday, May 03, 2012 2:14 PM
Your question falls into the paid support category which requires a more in-depth level of support. Please visit the below link to see the various paid support options that are available to better meet your needs.
Product = Visual Studio
Support Topics = Libraries/Silverlight
Thursday, May 03, 2012 2:20 PM
If you believe this is a bug in Silverlight, you can file a bug report at.
Thursday, May 03, 2012 3:24 PM
Thanks tref, but I dont suppose that I'll be paying MS to correct their mistake.