Safari on windows fonts suck

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jayb2000, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. jayb2000 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I compared Firefox, Safari, and IE, and I have to say, the fonts looked better in IE or FF way more than Safari.

    Anyone else really bothered by this?

    Seems like Safari is alpha more than beta.
     

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  2. janey macrumors 603

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    i vaguely remember someone else mentioning that in a blog I read, but the font is rendered differently, and I don't think it's because safari is alpha or beta or whatever.
     
  3. Rychiar macrumors 6502

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    be glad you can see fonts at all, my safari is a blank slab of gray that is nonfunctional cus i cant even type and addy in:mad:
     
  4. clevin macrumors G3

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    Apple packed its own font hinting and all the stuff in there, because apple think windows users will like it.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Anorak macrumors regular

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    The blog article on it was an interesting read. I read another article discussing the different philosophies that Apple and Microsoft have taken when it comes to font smoothing.

    http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000884.html

    http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2007/06/12.html

    The advantage of Microsoft's method is that it works better for on-screen reading.

    The nice thing about the Apple algorithm is that you can lay out a page of text for print, and on screen, you get a nice approximation of the finished product.
     
  6. dejo Moderator

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    I'm not. I actually prefer the way Safari renders fonts over IE and FF.
     
  7. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    I think it looks insanely ugly and illegible. I tried using Safari again now that 3.0.1 is out, but quickly quit. I just can't stand it, even aside from the fonts and how poorly it renders pages. The interface is horribly broken compared to Firefox or even Internet Explorer.
     

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