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Blurry Text




Starting 2023.1, IMGUI's text is blurrier than at small point sizes and on low-resolution screens.

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2023.1, 2023.2, 2023.3

  1. Resolution Note:

    Expose an option in the Editor Preferences to change the editor's default rendering mode between SDF or Bitmap.

Comments (7)

  1. Edy

    Apr 03, 2024 14:40

    Thank you for reopening the bug. This blurry text causes significant eye strain in visually sensitive people, making it a lot harder and highly uncomfortable to use Unity on a daily basis.

    In my case, I have Font Smoothing disabled system-wide. Windows shows perfectly crisp text everywhere: file explorer, Visual Studio, SmartGIT... However, the Unity Editor shows blurry text everywhere, even with Preferences > General > Editor Text Sharpness set to 1.

    Right now I'm stuck at Unity 2021 because Unity 2022 still shows blurry texts in user scripts that doesn't have a custom inspector. Please provide a way to disable font smoothing completely in Unity.

  2. unity_69A7AE7C454801CD6FFB

    Mar 23, 2024 16:29

    "just works" for all users
    ...all users who have Mac or don't need their eyes anymore

    Seriously, this is lousy excuse. It's like car without windscreen, it "just works" in similar manner.

    Now instead of taking responsibility and fixing the problem by using same rendering as any other software on windows, you're adding "opt-in" solution. And you're all defensive about it, which sounds like if that don't work properly, nobody will give a shit.

    Take the responsibility, fully support hinted font rendering and have confidence to set it as default text rendering method for displays with normal DPI. Is that too much to ask?

  3. uDamian

    Mar 22, 2024 21:12

    After further consideration, we might be able to address this with an option to change the Editor to hinted fonts (ie. fonts that work better on low-dpi screens). The reason the bug was closed initially was because of the risks involved in a general solution that "just works" for all users. A more opt-in solution poses less risk.

    Re-opening bug.

  4. horeaper

    Mar 22, 2024 15:56

    won't fix, perfect 🤣

  5. horeaper

    Feb 14, 2024 13:00

    In 2023.2, set "Editor Text Sharpness" to 0.5, still not as good as 2022, but a lot better than before.

  6. OndrejP

    Dec 28, 2023 11:54

    Would be nice to fix this so we can finally upgrade to 2023.
    This is the only reason for staying on 2022.3 right now.

  7. NoCakeToday

    Dec 06, 2023 11:03

    Blurry text makes reading hard but I need 2023 to test out latest feature...

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