(for instance) and it gets back a reply telling the software that it is either up-to-date, or that a newer version exists, with the URL of the new installer. And Creative Docs .NET notifies the user with the following message:
The blurry fonts is a feature which allows Creative Docs .NET to position very precisely the character shapes (glyphs) so that the general layout is as perfect as possible.
The drawback of this subpixel positioning is that we do not use hints stored in the font, which would be very difficult to honor in a meaningful way. And we have to anti-alias the outline of the characters, which leads to the blurryness you are seeing.
You are right, the GUI could use ClearType fonts in order to have a bette legibility. This issue is already in our bug tracker (and has been since 2004, sadly).
We don't use any standard .NET Control for the UI... everything is vector-based, just like in WPF. Having the possibility to scale the UI by any (fractional) ratio seemed a good idea, but we never really used this feature. So indeed, we should be able to layout the text using the typographic hints.