smooth fonts <= 8 pts. ?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by macagain, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. macagain macrumors regular

    Jan 1, 2002
    does anyone know a hack to force fonts <=8 points to smooth too? the control panel poplist only goes down to 8. the mixture of smooth fonts and non-smooth fonts is really disturbing...
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    You may find a tweak in TinkerTool, I'm not sure and I can't check 'cause I'm at work at the moment, but you could give it a go.
  3. alex_ant macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2002
    All up in your bidness
    Perhaps more disturbing will be the migraines you may experience after straining to read that tiny antialiased text... :)
  4. Beej macrumors 68020


    Jan 6, 2002
    Buffy's bedroom
    Yeah you can. Sizes 0 and up, in fact. He he he...

    I'd have to agree that you'll probably end up with a headache reading antialiased text at 8 pts and below... Unless you have a very big monitor...
  5. Hemingray macrumors 68030


    Jan 9, 2002
    Ha ha haaa!
    There's very little benefit of anti-aliased text that small! You've only got so many pixels to work with, ya know...
  6. macagain thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 1, 2002
    thanks folks...

    though tinkertool had a setting for font smoothing size constraints, it didn't seem to make a diff in chimera (which i believe is cocoa).

    the thing is that i have a rev b. tibook and 1152x768 on the nice big screen is like running 800x600 on a 14" ... even "small" fonts are quite "big"

    i almost shelled out for a 800 with the really nice screen, but i figured i'd hold out for a 1gig...

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