San Francisco font on a cMBP?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by KoolAid-Drink, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. KoolAid-Drink, Jul 12, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2015

    KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

    Sep 18, 2013
    Hey, everyone.

    The weird thing is, Yosemite + Helvetica Neue looks GOOD on my cMBP (Late 2011). I actually view it as an improvement over the older Lucida Grande system font. This is on a non-retina display, but for some reason, it works very well for me.

    Upon installing the Public Beta of El Cap, my eyes has been straining more, and the new San Francisco system font is harder to read and feels more "light." I must sadly conclude I don't like it so far. I'm 29, so age isn't really a factor.

    Is this the case with everyone else? I know liking Yosemite and Helvetica Neue is kind of already being in the minority, so to speak.
  2. MarsViolet macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2003
    Myriad was never the system font. You’re thinking of Lucida Grande. Apple did (maybe still does) use some version of Myriad as its corporate font, though.
  3. KoolAid-Drink thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 18, 2013
    Oops, thanks. Edited to make the necessary change.
  4. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    I found Helvetica Neue distinctly worse. Have you checked whether LCD font smoothing is enabled/disabled (you might need to restart)?

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