Musescore 3 FreeSans bold text rendering

• Jan 10, 2019 - 14:38

Just downloaded version 3 and all my boldfaced freesans titles are rendered very poorly when zoomed out, see the attached image

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The reason most probably is that we don't package a Bold (nor Italic or BoldItalic) version of FreeSans (but do for FreeSerif) and that converting a normal font to Bold generally gives rather bad results (not so much for Italic, IIRC)

It is not just Freesans. All Sans-fonts set to bold are rendering bad when zooming out, but when you zoom in, the font is rendered the correct way. Tested fonts are: "EngraversGothic BT" "Freehand591" and "Arial"

In reply to by webfischi

Hi all,
is there any solution for this problem available? It's a really poor look in Musescore3 software. In Musescore2 all is fine. See files Musescore2.png, Musescore3.png.
But I've another problem: Exporting to PDF works wrong in Musescore3. Bold texts (Title, subtitle in my example) are printed out in regular in PDF. In Musescore2 it was pefect. See *.pdf.png screen shots.

Any idea?
Many thanks!

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