Desktop Software Fonts gdipp (32-bit)

gdipp (32-bit) 0.8.1 Beta for Windows

by gdipp Team

Avg. Rating 4.4 (31 votes)

File Details

File Size 1.1 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows 7/Vista
Date Added
Total Downloads 2,111
Publisher gdipp Team
Homepage gdipp
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

gdipp is a replacement of the Windows default font 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.

Latest Reviews

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v0.8.1 Beta on Aug 16, 2010

No actually apparently your only choice is odd fonts across applications under windows, or, a unified structure that makes everything legible.

Meeky

Meeky reviewed v0.8.1 Beta on Jun 24, 2010

Apparently your only two choices are: clear and pixelated or bold and blurry.

nika27

nika27 reviewed v0.8.0 Beta on May 25, 2010

Please read changelog! This is not a bug. And Windows XP was never supported in the first place, it's just that past version of gdipp did not require DirectWrite feature that Windows XP does not have.

AthleticLatino

AthleticLatino reviewed v0.8.0 Beta on May 24, 2010

Okay version 0.80 has serious bugs. After installing it on my system - Windows XP Pro, 32 bit I get the following error every time an application is launched:
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This application has failed to start because DWrite.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.
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I tried running it as a service then as a registry setting but both times I received the same error. I am downgrading my rating by 1 star because I think it has potential.

looniaki

looniaki reviewed v0.8.0 Beta on May 19, 2010

As is mentioned in changelog it no longer works in XP, not that it was ever intended to anyway. But anyway this is brialliant app, and I will continue to use version 0.7.6 on my XP boxes, and newer releases on my 7.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v0.8.0 Beta on May 19, 2010

This beta installs in manual mode and can "hurt" your system. Love to see others reviews as I am still running 076 in xp sp3.

johnuw225

johnuw225 reviewed v0.7.6 on May 18, 2010

Simply amazing! This does wonders on my WinXP (which is not even supported OS). Works right of the box, no configuration needed. XML files is for advanced settings (see Wiki). Uninstall entry is present and accounted for in Add/Remove menu.

H2O_lover

H2O_lover reviewed v0.7.6 on May 17, 2010

@JeremyP, uninstall is where it is supposed to be - "Add or Remove Programs" (or whatever it's called in W7), and for W7/x64 you have to get 64-bit version.

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v0.7.6 on May 15, 2010

I expected a "slight" difference, IF it worked. In fact it really makes a big difference! Works very well with Windows XP Pro service pack 3. I have a Dell flat screen.

JeremyP

JeremyP reviewed v0.7.6 on May 15, 2010

x64 version installed. No entry in Add/Remove programs. All there is is an xml file. Impossible to tell if it is doing anything. The problem with SO much "open source" code is that is written for the people who write them, but unuseable by other. Shame, my text rendering even on my high spec monitor is no near as good as I would hope for.

Avg. Rating 4.4 (31 votes)
Your Rating
anomoly

anomoly reviewed v0.8.1 Beta on Aug 16, 2010

No actually apparently your only choice is odd fonts across applications under windows, or, a unified structure that makes everything legible.

Meeky

Meeky reviewed v0.8.1 Beta on Jun 24, 2010

Apparently your only two choices are: clear and pixelated or bold and blurry.

nika27

nika27 reviewed v0.8.0 Beta on May 25, 2010

Please read changelog! This is not a bug. And Windows XP was never supported in the first place, it's just that past version of gdipp did not require DirectWrite feature that Windows XP does not have.

AthleticLatino

AthleticLatino reviewed v0.8.0 Beta on May 24, 2010

Okay version 0.80 has serious bugs. After installing it on my system - Windows XP Pro, 32 bit I get the following error every time an application is launched:
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
This application has failed to start because DWrite.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I tried running it as a service then as a registry setting but both times I received the same error. I am downgrading my rating by 1 star because I think it has potential.

looniaki

looniaki reviewed v0.8.0 Beta on May 19, 2010

As is mentioned in changelog it no longer works in XP, not that it was ever intended to anyway. But anyway this is brialliant app, and I will continue to use version 0.7.6 on my XP boxes, and newer releases on my 7.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v0.8.0 Beta on May 19, 2010

This beta installs in manual mode and can "hurt" your system. Love to see others reviews as I am still running 076 in xp sp3.

johnuw225

johnuw225 reviewed v0.7.6 on May 18, 2010

Simply amazing! This does wonders on my WinXP (which is not even supported OS). Works right of the box, no configuration needed. XML files is for advanced settings (see Wiki). Uninstall entry is present and accounted for in Add/Remove menu.

H2O_lover

H2O_lover reviewed v0.7.6 on May 17, 2010

@JeremyP, uninstall is where it is supposed to be - "Add or Remove Programs" (or whatever it's called in W7), and for W7/x64 you have to get 64-bit version.

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v0.7.6 on May 15, 2010

I expected a "slight" difference, IF it worked. In fact it really makes a big difference! Works very well with Windows XP Pro service pack 3. I have a Dell flat screen.

JeremyP

JeremyP reviewed v0.7.6 on May 15, 2010

x64 version installed. No entry in Add/Remove programs. All there is is an xml file. Impossible to tell if it is doing anything. The problem with SO much "open source" code is that is written for the people who write them, but unuseable by other. Shame, my text rendering even on my high spec monitor is no near as good as I would hope for.

AthleticLatino

AthleticLatino reviewed v0.7.6 on May 14, 2010

I installed it on WIndows XP professional as a service with no issues. I'm using dual LCD monitors and the text appears both darker and sharper than before. It also seems to have fixed a delay I was having with an auto text utility.

konno

konno reviewed v0.7.6 on May 14, 2010

Instead of "no thanks", why not better to submit a bug report?

Plumber

Plumber reviewed v0.7.6 on May 14, 2010

I installed it (as a service, the default). Within a couple minutes I noticed a font rendering anomaly while editing a shortcut. gdipp totally ruined my ability to view the text I was editing. So, no thanks. It did look good in the places it didn't totally screw up, though.

Why not submit a bug report? Because my time is valuable and I spend it how I see fit. I feel no obligation to take part in the development effort.

zanna789

zanna789 reviewed v0.7.6 on May 14, 2010

I don't get your point stylemessiah.

What pointlessnes exactly are you talking about?

Why would you want these processes to be rendered?

stylemessiah

stylemessiah reviewed v0.7.6 on May 14, 2010

Okay ive tried it since my original post, and heres the good and the bad

Im using a clean install of WinXP SP3 (with all updates), using service mode
Using a native res of 1680X1050
Using stock font settings - sizes, and DPI etc

Good:
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* When it works it does improve the readability of text

* Low resources

Bad:
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* Sometimes a little too bold on bold fonts...no, really, try it, you will see what i mean.

* Inconsistent - try opening the same web page in firefox and IE, the text even in each applications gui elements is wildly inconsistent in readability and appearance

* Simply trying to edit a folder name in explorer is frustrating until you figure out that you need to put the cursor and extra character behind where you want to begin editing....

If they fix these issues ill use it, but i cant the way it is, i just keep finding niggling issues with it....

Ill leave my rating at 3 and hope for the best

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