Font smoothing with Yosemite

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by zeiter, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. zeiter macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi there,

    How is font smoothing on Yomemite compared to Mavericks especially on external displays and non-retina screens? What is the system font?

    Thank you very much.
     
  2. DMojo macrumors newbie

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    Would like to know this too. Anyone with an iMac tried Yosemite? Is the font smoothing quality any different to Mavericks?
     
  3. yeldarbnamdlog macrumors member

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    I'm running Yosemite on an Early-2011 15-inch MacBook Pro, and the fonts look a tad bit sharper than Mavericks, but I suspect this will be refined in a later build.
     
  4. davenport4 macrumors newbie

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    font quality in menus.

    The quality of the fonts in menus it highly dependent on the color of your background. Light background looks great. Dark background looks terrible. Steve was a major font quality person and I know he would not be happy with Yosemite's fonts. Hopefully it improves before release.
     
  5. coldjeanzzz macrumors 6502a

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    I refuse to upgrade if the fonts do not look smooth on non-retina displays. Deal killer for me
     
  6. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Helvetia Neue really looks no worse than Lucida Grande on non-retina displays. It isn't Ultra Light and the tracking makes it easy to read.

    At the moment, the WiFi icon is a larger problem on non-retina screens. I find it really difficult to tell if it's showing connected or not.
     

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