Why is mac typography better than Windows [typography]?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Lonon, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. Lonon macrumors member

    Lonon

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    Why is Mac OS X typography better than the ones that Windows use? Really, because when i see a banner, a print document or whatever i can distinguish very quickly if it was make on a mac or a pc. The fonts are a giveaway. And i don't know why it's so hard for Windows to have good fonts. They are in general so LAME. Does anyone knows why? :confused:
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    I seem to remember hearing that Mac fonts are optimised for standard printing typeface sizes whereas Windows font sizes are optimised for computer screens, or something like that. It's one of the big reasons why Macs are still so prevalent in the printing industry.
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    No, virtually any font you can get for a Mac you can get for Windows... it's just that the Mac people tend to know what they're doing with them. ;)

    Apart from that, if we're really going to get into the nitty-gritty, Mac OS has AFAIK always supported ligatures, Windows doesn't, unless you get into alternate character sets.
     
  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    I stand corrected. Lonon, there's your answer.
     
  5. Lonon thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you. btw, does anyone knows where can i find Helvetica for Windows?
     

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