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Re: Text anti-aliasing on the Mac

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2012 10:28:59 -0700
Message-ID: <506C75DB.8010506@tiro.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Rik Cabanier wrote:

> This great article from Smashing magazijne claims there is no support
> for  hinting on OSX

This is statement is mostly correct. If a TT font contains hints, OSX 
will respect those at the smallest pixel per em sizes, but generally 
these sizes are below normal text sizes, so most users seldom if ever 
see them. It is possible for the user, as a system preference, to 
increase the range of sizes at which hinting is respected but, if I 
recall correctly, only up to a maximum of 12 ppem. At most sizes OSX 
ignores hints.

JH
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