Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Feb 2011 19:53 UTC
Internet Explorer After an already long development path, Microsoft has just released the release candidate for Internet Explorer 9, their attempt at turning the tide. They've looked at an impressive 17000 pieces of feedback for the release candidate, and they made lots of changes.
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2010-11-08

It's called KB2454826. While the description page doesn't explicitly say that it fixes the font-rendering issue, it does mention "...a set of performance and functionality updates for graphics...".

Furthermore, after installing the update, Firefox 4b8 with DirectWrite enabled (through about:config) started rendering light text on a dark background correctly (the text no longer looks as if it were bolded). If you haven't already installed this update, I highly recommend you do so as it also provides updates for the MediaFoundation and XPS components of Windows 7.

For more info on the bug see:

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1775755

To download the patch see:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2454826

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