Will Leopard fix OS X problem of blurry fonts?

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  1. AppleNewYork macrumors member

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    I've been doing a lot of reading and I am finding out that the font is blurry for some. Will the Leopard OS fix the problem?
     
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    It's called font smoothing. It's supposed to be like that. :D

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  5. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    Have you adjusted the Font Smoothing settings under System Preferences > Appearance?
     
  6. mcpryon2 macrumors 6502

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    There are a few other threads that deal with what you are experiencing, it's the way OS X renders font differently than other OSes.

    To give you a heads up, you might as well express your feelings on religion, politics, abortion, gun control, and bose speakers because it will get the same type of...passionate responses.
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Doubt it, though the speed at which it is rendered will likely improve.

    There are ways to avoid it, including hacks to turn it off for anything under 99 point text.

    Usually, choosing the browser fonts and text fonts to something different helps people out.

    Also, while having a lot on the screen makes moving around easier, zooming text makes reading a bit better and you don't notice fuzzy text as much with the bigger text.
     
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  9. Nugget macrumors 65816

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    Dang, you beat me to it. I was going to paste this link. Please do read the Spolsky article. It's an excellent overview of the issue and explains why this isn't a "problem" so much as a design choice. A few links deeper you'll find Jeff Atwood's followup which is also interesting.
     

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