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

From: James Robinson <jamesr@google.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:42:02 -0700
Message-ID: <CAD73mdKoEN5b5rtD0-4cuk4qVcV=V1jeDpM-icak62f-xTS3EQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 2:57 PM, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org> 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

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