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Poor quality text in FSX gauge

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Hello all, I have a problem with display quality of text in an FSX gauge. I have taken code from an FS9 gauge and copied into an FSX gauge. The entire gauge, for that matter, is straight from FS9, just copied over to FSX folders. The picture below shows my problem. Text in FS9 looks good, but in FSX, it looks pretty bad. The gauge is functional, just looks bad. Example code:

<Element Name="WP Test">  	<Position X="40" Y="1"/>	<FormattedText X="150" Y="30" Font="Courier New" FontSize="10" LineSpacing="13" Color="darkred" Bright="Yes" >    	<String>WaypointVorICAO Test</String>	</FormattedText></Element>  <Element Name="WP Test Hint">  	<Position X="40" Y="8"/>	<FormattedText X="150" Y="30" Font="Courier New" FontSize="8" LineSpacing="13" Color="gray" Bright="Yes" >    	<String>Try: VRJ_ _ _ _NRE</String>	</FormattedText></Element>          <Element Name="DTO Test">  	<Position X="40" Y="26"/>	<FormattedText X="60" Y="30" Font="Courier New" FontSize="10" LineSpacing="13" Color="royalblue" Bright="Yes" >    	<String>DTO Test</String>	</FormattedText></Element><Element Name="DTO Test Hint">  	<Position X="40" Y="33"/>	<FormattedText X="150" Y="30" Font="Courier New" FontSize="8" LineSpacing="13" Color="gray" Bright="Yes" >    	<String>Try: WK3KICTCF19R</String>	</FormattedText></Element>

Display settings in FS9 and FSX are an identical 1600 X 1200 X 32, and the cockpit and panel look perfect in FSX except where a gauge displays text from an <Element> using the formatted text code above. What have I missed in FSX regarding text display? Many thanks, Bob

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Hi Bobto me the FSX text 0n your pic looks better. It seems, that the contrast in FSX is higher. Just try to take out the "bright" entry and see how it looks. Dietmar

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The text, in FSX, looks like it has been enlarged considerably, from a very small source.Try specifying dimensions in the code that are very close to the dimensions actually being rendered on the screen. Doug

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