Font rendering issue with rMBP (Macbook issue or website issue?)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Vinterbird, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Vinterbird macrumors newbie

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    So I have a somewhat weird issue with a Retina Macbook. A website that would normally look like this:

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    But viewed on a Retina Macbook it looks like this:

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    Every piece of text looks bold and harder to read.


    So is there a way to fix this on the Macbook (font smoothing or the likes?) or is it a website issue with font-rendering or choice of fonts used?
     
  2. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    To be honest, the second shot looks better than the first.
     
  3. jafingi macrumors 65816

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    Hej ;)

    You are using percentage in font-size. Therefore it will look different depending on the pixel ratio (which is different on the rMBP).
     
  4. Vinterbird thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Any way to force a rMBP to render a website so it looks like the first picture (non-Retina)
     
  5. Modernape macrumors regular

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    just turn off font-smoothing in Sys prefs>General, log out and back in.
     
  6. mykem macrumors regular

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    You can try decreasing the font size: CMD - (or + to increase).
     
  7. Geodosan macrumors newbie

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  8. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    bigger font is harder to read? thats a first. you don't mention what the screenshot from the 1st one is from (browser? OS?). different browsers under different OS's will render webpages differently.
     
  9. leman macrumors 604

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    I think this is spot-on. It seems that the browser does not correctly interpret font sizes relative to the backing factor (and thus effectively magnifying the text 2x across the board).

    As stevelam suggests, try it with different browsers.
     

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