Has anyone else encountered an issue where the font formatting is quite different when viewed on a Mac computer? When viewed on a Mac the text in question seems to have negative letter spacing, making it extremely hard to read words... Any work around that is mac-specific only?


  • Do you have a screenshot of it? Are you also saying for the same page, Safari and Firefox rendered the text differently? o.k.w over 9 years ago

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You're looking at the Mac's anti-aliasing. As a Mac user Windows text looks thin and spindly to me.

Some fonts are especially prone.

some thoughts here: http://css-tricks.com/font-rendering-differences-firefox-vs-ie-vs-safari/

choose a better font stack, or get used to it?

you can mess with text-shadow to tweak Safari's anti-aliasing: http://www.komodomedia.com/blog/2009/03/safari-text-shadow-anti-aliasing-css-hack/

Answered over 9 years ago by Tony Crockford