Text in List View looks bad

I have noticed that text in list view looks bad when the items are unread and look even worse when the available space cannot display the full text. The screenshot below is an example. The last item in the list looks OK. The bold font in the Unread items seems a little edgy, but I can deal with it. The first item in the list (the one with the ellipsis) looks downright awful.

I have tried many different fonts (via preferences) but I always see the same problem. Is this in my head or do others experience this problem also?
Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 1.40.17 PM.png

What version are you using?

I’m using DTPO 2.8.10 on OS X 10.11.4
I forgot to mention the particular font used in the screenshot is Helvetica Neue 12

This is a known issue in OS X: DTPO 2.8.8 Name field compressed

This should be fixed in the next maintenance release.

Excellent, thank you, sir!

My pleasure. :smiley:

In the meantime resetting the font to the system font should fix this too.

FYI, for future explorers, the procedure for resetting the fonts is

  • Go to Preferences > General, where List and Column Font View selection live
  • Hold down the Option key. The “Select…” buttons will turn to “Reset”
  • Select Reset for each