[TxMt] Help! Font rendering suddenly degraded. Have deleted ATS caches.

Michael Johnston lastobelus at mac.com
Fri Dec 14 23:09:18 UTC 2007

Thanks, the system prefs were the key to the problem.

Everything is back to normal now, after changing the font smoothing to  
best for flat panel. (it was on automatic)

It seems like leopard suddenly forgot that my screens were flat  
panels. After running for 3 weeks & several restarts. Strange.

QuickType Mono now looks like it used to in TextMate! Hooray.

What I don't understand is why TextEdit still used sub-pixel rendering  
the first time it was launched after a font cache clear and reboot,  
but not the second time. That is odd.


Michael Johnston
lastobelus at mac.com

On 14-Dec-07, at 2:58 PM, Tony Crockford wrote:

> On 14 Dec 2007, at 22:44, Michael Johnston wrote:
>> The problem, whatever it is has now "infected" TextEdit. I think  
>> this is a Leopard problem.
>> QuickType mono now looks the same in TextEdit as it does in Textmate.
>> The only thing I've done is to quit & relaunch TextEdit.
>> I'd think I was going crazy if I didn't have the screen capture to  
>> prove what it used to look like.
> is your anti-aliasing set to best for flat panel? (in appearance in  
> System Prefs.)
> is font-smoothing turned off for smaller than your font-size?
> if you reboot, does this make everything lose sub-pixel anti- 
> aliasing (medium)?
> if you tick and untick anti-alias in TextMate can you see a  
> difference?
> ;)
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