San Francisco Font

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by JPS127, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. JPS127 macrumors member

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    How does one convert the current default font to the SF font?
     
  2. Speedman100 macrumors 6502

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    OS X El Capitan already has San Francisco font by default.
     
  3. JPS127 thread starter macrumors member

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    Aha. Then I don't see much difference!
     
  4. Speedman100 macrumors 6502

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    I honestly never saw much of a difference myself. Some people say they can see a really big difference, though.
     
  5. AtheistP3ace macrumors 6502a

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    I don't consider myself a font fan or a typography expert in any way but it was a big change for me. I like it! =]
     
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  7. AtheistP3ace macrumors 6502a

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    I can see that. For me it was most noticeable, and i don't know why, on the login screen, mission control and iMessage. Other areas it doesn't stand out as much to me. Not sure why.
     
  8. KALLT macrumors 601

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    It is very much noticeable. More spacing, different apostrophes. It was modelled after Helvetica, but with distinct differences.

    Because the text is smaller in many other places, making the distinction less clear.
     
  9. Anuba macrumors 68040

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    It's an OK change for the most part, but the kerning is awful. In Finder, much like the Twitter app on iOS9, c h a r a c t e r s a r e s p a c e d s o f a r a p a r t t h a t t e x t i s l e s s r e a d a b l e t h a n b e f o r e.
     
  10. JPS127 thread starter macrumors member

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    It must be me (or else the font replacement didn't automatically happen on my MBP), but I see no difference.
     
  11. Morpheo macrumors 65816

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    I love the new font - character spacing is better than Helvetica and it looks much better on non-retina screens.
     

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