[OS X TeX] Re: Font anti-aliasing

Charles Bouldin charles.bouldin at nist.gov
Wed Sep 25 08:43:30 EDT 2002

At 8:00 PM -0400 9/24/02, TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List wrote:
>Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] TeXShop/teTeX speed using TeX+ghostscript
>From: "Bruno Voisin" <Bruno.Voisin at hmg.inpg.fr>
>Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 20:07:23 +0200
>Le mardi, 24 sep 2002, à 16:48 Europe/Paris, Wolfgang Lerche a écrit :
>>  [snip]
>>  I do not see the point of these washed-out anti-aliased fonts, rather
>>  I get headache from them;
>>  for a comparison between OSX anti-aliased fonts and Nextstep bitmapped
>>  fonts,
>>  see eg. <a href=http://wwwth.cern.ch/~lerche/texcompare.gif>here</a>.
>>  It appears that there is no TeX previewer under OSX that doesn't look
>>  worse or much worse
>>  than the previewers on other systems - eg just consider Miktex under
>>  W$$ and judge yourself
>>  how the crisp dark saturated fonts look, and how smoothly the
>>  previewer (Acrobat) scrolls.
>In OS X 10.2, in the System Pref "General" there is a new item allowing
>to setup anti-aliasing (to some extent). But not yet to switch it off.
>And yes, I too have sometimes the impression of seeing an unfocused
>screen when I watch an anti-aliased window.

If you get Tinkertool (versiontracker.com) you can turn font 
anti-aliasing off completely.

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