[OS X TeX] TeX on Yosemite
riseguin at earthlink.net
Sat Oct 18 12:26:13 EDT 2014
> On Oct 18, 2014, at 4:43 AM, John Rawnsley <J.Rawnsley at warwick.ac.uk> wrote:
> On 18 Oct 2014, at 05:12, Richard Seguin <riseguin at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> However, on my non-retina MBP, type quality is noticeably worse in Skim, TeXShop, and Preview than it was before I installed Yosemite. Skim may look a little worse than TeXShop. Does anyone know what’s happening with font rendering?
> Same for me with the non-retina MacBook Air screen and an external monitor. I’m a BBEdit plus Skim user too.
> Maybe the programmers only use retina screens :-(
When typesetting math, a full page view of the PDF is very useful, but if the font smoothing is poor, the tiny letters and symbols become more difficult to read. I just rechecked, and it does seem that TeXShop is doing an adequate job of text smoothing, but Skim is currently sub-adequate on non-retina displays. If I could only set up BBEdit as an external editor for TeXShop and have full synchronization capabilities available, I would switch, but alas …
There is a system preference on the General pane that reads “Use LCD font smoothing when available,” but it doesn’t seem that toggling this preference on and off has any affect on anything.
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