Coping With Mac OS X’s Font Rendering

Michael Tsai offers tips and suggestions for those who dislike on-screen anti-aliasing at small font sizes:

I am 20/30 without glasses and, as far as I know, do not have any visual handicaps. After more than five years of using Mac OS X—and two upgrades to sharper, brighter displays—I still find it tiring to read large blocks of smoothed text (with or without glasses). Unfortunately, there is no setting to go back to the OS 9 font renderer, and I have no expectation that there will ever be one. However, there are a number of things you can do to make text on OS X easier to read

Tuesday, 3 January 2006