Smooth Font Rendering Like Linux or MAC OS Text Effect in Windows 7

We all know that we can customize the font smoothness in Windows with ClearType Text built into Windows 7, but with gdipp can make your windows font more clearer and smoother…

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Here’s Screenshot of Default Windows 7 Font rendering configured with ClearType text

Windows Default Font Rendering

and here’s a preview of Windows Font rendering with gdipp

Windows Font Render with gdipp

So, what is gdipp?

The gdipp (codename) project is a replacement of the Windows text render, which brings to you the effect of text like Mac OS and Linux distributions. It is easy to use with ignorable overhead, and it is fully customizable.
gdipp Project supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7/Vista. You can install 32-bit and 64-bit components separately. The 32-bit components only renders 32-bit applications, while the 64-bit components only renders 64-bit applications in 64-bit Windows.

Download gdipp for Windows

Note: Make sure to create a restore point 1st before installing.

If you are having problems with some applications after gdipp was installed, this might help you.

1. Uninstall gdipp from Add or Remove Programs, Restart your PC.
2. Re-install gdipp and use Registry mode from the Installation options, before restarting follow the procedure below.

If you have Windows 7 64bit:
Copy gdipp_common_64.dll, gdipp_common_32.dll, gdimm_64.dll and gdimm_32.dll from C:Program Files (x86)gdipp to  C:WindowsSysWOW64

If you have Windows 7 32bit:
Copy gidpp_common_32.dll and gdimm_32.dll from C:Program Filesgdipp
to C:WindowsSystem32

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  • Ishtiaq Mahmood Amin

    gdipp is buggy…..try using MacType

  • yet

    What do u mean restore settings to default? Do you mean restore your windows 7 default fonts?
    If you installed gdipp, remove it from add or remove programs, restart your PC.
    and also try to restore your windows 7 default fonts from control panel > Appearance and Personalization >
    from the bottom there’s a Change Font Settings click it, then click Restore default font settings.

  • Ka

    How to restore settings to default and use windows font render engine?
    It has serious problems with my fonts.
    Thanks in advance

  • yet

    I havent tried to configure it manually.
    maybe the gdipp homepage has some faq’s on it…
    or maybe this will help

  • shanahben

    Is there a way to tweak the kerning of the fonts after installing GDIPP? I like the smoothing and it functions better than GDI++ but the kerning is just a little off. Any tips? Thanks!

  • yet

    😀 what method did you used upon installing?
    Windows service, Registry or Autoload?

  • SKrobot

    love it!