Help Viewer low font quality - by Azarien

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ID 771524 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 1
Opened 11/18/2012 5:21:22 AM
Access Restriction Public


Source code samples in Help Viewer are rendered in a low quality font, that looks like some East Asian fonts (MS Mincho, MingLiU or SimSun), instead of a much better looking Consolas font.
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Posted by Azarien on 6/28/2013 at 5:59 AM
I am quite suprised this got closed, given that VS 2013 Preview still has the same issue.
Posted by Sapien2 on 3/28/2013 at 6:12 AM
I have just updated my help collection to latest online version and the error still reproduces.
There is many discussions about this error ( for example ) and it is really annoying.
The error reproduces when you try to use en-us help books with non-english windows locale. For example I am using Russian locale.
And I want to ask, why this bug report closed without any reason ?
Posted by Microsoft on 11/20/2012 at 12:15 PM
Greetings Azarien

Thank you for filling out a Connect bug for the Help viewer. The font display in Code Snippets for some locales is a known issue. This is a duplicate of a backlog item. The Help viewer supporting CSS files have Courier listed first, not a Unicode encoded font – which then changes the fallback logic that results in what is rendered.

Thank you,

Malcolm Dickson
IDE Experience PM
Posted by Microsoft on 11/20/2012 at 2:45 AM
Thanks for your feedback.

We are rerouting this issue to the appropriate group within the Microsoft Visual Studio Connect Support Team for triage and resolution. These specialized experts will follow-up with your issue.
Posted by Microsoft on 11/19/2012 at 9:51 AM
Thank you for your feedback, we are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly(