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  Ten Things I Dig About Panther
Subject:   Mac OS X Font rendering - phenomenal? Hardly!
Date:   2003-10-19 14:01:35
From:   anonymous2
I have a VERY different opinion about the way Quartz renders fonts. Quite frankly it's a fuzzy eyesore. I STILL think that most fonts looked better and were less strain on the eyes under Mac OS 9.x.


Yes, routinely turn off font smoothing (in the System Preferences > General menu, for fonts size 12 and smaller but I'd like to be able to do it for even larger ones.


As it is, I can't hack text for more than 2 or 3 hours at a stretch, but I routinely need to make a full day of it. Thankfully my employer still uses that "other" operating system.


I suspect that Apple could make text anti-aliasing an option for fonts of ANY size. So why impose its "experts'" value judgements on the rest of us. If some of us are just weird, so be it!


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  1. Mac OS X Font rendering - phenomenal? Hardly!
    2003-11-13 00:15:33  anonymous2 [View]

  2. Mac OS X Font rendering can be crappy too!
    2003-11-04 19:03:09  anonymous2 [View]

    • Mac OS X Font rendering can be crappy too!
      2003-11-25 08:54:25  anonymous2 [View]

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    • Mac OS X Font rendering - phenomenal? Hardly!
      2003-10-28 16:09:08  anonymous2 [View]

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