- On Sunday, February 2, 2003, at 05:53 AM, Benji Fisher wrote:
> Rain Dog wrote:I'm not seeing this. Is it a problem with all boldface text, or just
>> Attached is a patch to gui_mac.c (current CVS version) that enables
>> Quartz text antialiasing under OSX 10.2.0 ("Jaguar") and higher.
> I tried this with OSX 10.2.3 . Two problems:
> 1. Status messages (such as the More prompt and the Hit ENTER prompt)
> are not rendered correctly. If you cannot reproduce this, I will give
> a better description.
> 2. The text looks fuzzy to me. As you say, this is a matter of taste.courier:h12 does seem a bit fuzzy to me. I use monaco:h11, which is
> I tried it with
> :set gfn=courier:h12
> What font do you use?
and actually somewhat larger.
- Rain Dog wrote:
>Good question. It is all bold face text. It seems to be a font
> I'm not seeing this. Is it a problem with all boldface text, or just
> status messages?
problem. With monaco:h11 there is no problem, but with the default font
or with monaco:h12 or monaco:h10 there is a problem. The bold versions
of these fonts act as if they are not mono-spaced. (At least, I have
seen similar problems with Linux gvim using variable-width fonts.) With
standard syntax highlighting, I looked at a C file (src/version.c) and
type declarations (static int) are in green bold, and they are messed up.
> courier:h12 does seem a bit fuzzy to me. I use monaco:h11, which isOK, monaco looks pretty good, but there is much less difference
> more legible,
> and actually somewhat larger.
between the two rendering schemes. In fact, I cannot tell them apart.
Also, I hate the "#" character in this font. YMMV.
- Rain Dog wrote:
> On Monday, February 10, 2003, at 07:05 AM, Benji Fisher wrote:I still see a problem with monaco:h10 but not with monaco:h12 .
>> Rain Dog wrote:
>>> I'm not seeing this. Is it a problem with all boldface text, or just
>>> status messages?
>> Good question. It is all bold face text. It seems to be a font
>> problem. With monaco:h11 there is no problem, but with the default
>> font or with monaco:h12 or monaco:h10 there is a problem. The bold
>> versions of these fonts act as if they are not mono-spaced.
> In the General category of System Preferences there's an option to turn
> off text
> smoothing for small font sizes. If it isn't already, would you mind to
> set yours
> to the lowest value (8) and let me know if you still see problems with
> Monaco and
> Courier at the sizes we've been discussing?
(Maybe I was mistaken when I said that was a problem.) There is also a
problem with courier:h10 .
I had it set to 9 before. When I set it to the largest possible
value (12) the text looks much less fuzzy. (I see there is also a
choice for "Font smoothing style." Since I have a PowerBook, maybe I
should change that. ...)
HTH --Benji Fisher