[Ti] why people use a tibook

David Reaves rrsounds at aol.com
Thu Mar 26 09:09:28 PDT 2009

As a bit of background, there is reasoning behind BOTH systems.

Windows philosophy is that perceived sharpness is King. Mac design  
philosophy is that the perceived overall letter shape is of greater  
importance. Both systems allow you to customize the settings.

Mac OS X includes settings for font rendering in its Appearance  
Preference Pane. This preference pane is the first icon in the top  
left corner of System Preferences. At the very bottom of the window  
you can specify “Font Smoothing Style” to be either Automatic,  
Standard, Light, Medium or Strong and minimum font size to be either  
4, 6, 8, 9, 10 or 12 and above.

I suspect many of those who "had to abandon mac and go the dark side"  
because of font rendering probably never considered looking in the  
System preferences.

David Reaves

On Thu, 26 Mar 2009 08:34:53 +1000, Clare O'Farrell <c.ofarrell at qut.edu.au 
 > wrote:
> At 2:58 PM -0700 25/3/09, Tarik Bilgin wrote:
>> It sounds like smoothed fonts don't agree with your eyes. Mine seem
>> to prefer it. I know you are not the only one though. I've heard
>> many (mainly windows users) complain about this OS X feature.
> There are complaints from long term mac users too - a number of them
> have had to abandon mac and go the dark side as a result. People have
> lobbied Apple about this with no result.
>> As for the screens being too bright, I can turn the brightness right
>> down on my LED display. Are you someone who prefers white on black
>> to black on white displays?
> Turning the brightness down doesn't help neither does white on black.
> I still use eudora for email and I have set the background colour to
> pale yellow to avoid the stark contrast of black and white. On Apple
> mail you can't change the working background colour unfortunately -
> except for the person you are sending the email to.
> -- 
> regards
> Clare

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