Re: A property for font antialiasing control on Mac OS X

On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 2:57 PM, L. David Baron <> wrote:

> Use cases
> =========
> Antialising ("AA") of text, if done at all, can be done using
> subpixel antialiasing or grayscale antialiasing.  See [2] for more
> details.  As described in [5], the subpixel antialising on Mac OS X
> has a tendency to make the font outlines appear substanially bolder
> than intended.
It may be a fool's errand to pretend this is generic, but is there any way
we could express this in terms of a preference for antialiasing vs a
certain apparent boldness?  Then browsers can stick to grayscale rendering
on OS X if it'll change the boldness.

- James

Received on Thursday, 18 July 2013 02:42:30 UTC