Safari on windows fonts suck

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

  1. jayb2000 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2003
    RI -> CA -> ME
    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


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    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


    May 16, 2006
    Waterbury, CT
    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


    Aug 6, 2006
    Apple packed its own font hinting and all the stuff in there, because apple think windows users will like it.
  5. Anorak macrumors regular


    May 29, 2007
    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.

    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


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    I'm not. I actually prefer the way Safari renders fonts over IE and FF.
  7. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

    Sep 7, 2006
    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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