10.6.5 breaks [Monaco] font display?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rich1383, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. rich1383 macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2010
    Boston area
    Three in-office 17" MBPs upgraded yesterday and today (including mine), and all use the Monaco font for xterm windows. The font now looks horrible! There's still a /System/Library/Fonts/Monaco.dfont file; and I noticed that 10.6.5 fixed four bugs in the Adobe Type Manager program, so I'm wondering: how/what did they change that would break this? We tried the recommended Menlo font, but it runs dashes together and just does not look as good as Monaco.

    Anyone else experience font issues?
  2. miknos Suspended


    Mar 14, 2008
    Working fine in here. I use it in Terminal.app.
  3. slight macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2010
    MBP 15"

    In 10.6.5 running x11, /usr/X11/bin/xterm -fa Monaco -fs 14 looks terrible (it was fine in 10.6.4). anything less than 15pt is awful, 15pt and above seems ok. Monaco looks fine in Terminal.app at any size
  4. slight macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2010
    Also, the same thing happened on my 2008 MBP running 10.5.8 after the 2010-007 security update. So it's likely related to the FreeType update

    mentioned under 'X11' at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4435

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