Mac font is nice. What about Windows or LInux?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by piatti, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. piatti macrumors 6502a

    piatti

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    What I do like about the Mac OS is that font is rendered smoothly everywhere. Can you do that on Windows or Linux?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It depends somewhat on which font.
     
  3. piatti thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    I find that running Windows through Parallels seems to yield more "mac like" fonts. (vs. Boot Camp). Hand't noticed that before.
     
  5. jackrv macrumors 6502

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    The later Windows versions have Cleartype. (I'm not in front of one so I can't give exact examples). Somewhere through control panel in Win you can tweak the Cleartype settings, but I don't think it gives as much anti-aliasing control as Mac OS. You definitely can tweak it though to find a setting that suits you.

    Linux, I have no idea. All of the boxes I work on at work are just shells (no GUI).

    EDIT: Found this: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/28790/tweak-cleartype-in-windows-7/

    For WinXP: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306527
     

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