Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Jun 2007 20:12 UTC
Apple Apple's first Windows beta release of Safari had some nasty bugs, most importantly one where bold text wouldn't render on non-English versions of Windows. Since the 3.0.2 release has 'fixes for text display, non-English systems', this bug might by fixed. In addition, Security Update 2007-006 for Mac OS 10.3.9 and Mac OS 10.4.9 and later has been released. The update addresses two vulnerabilities in WebKit, one of which could lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.
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RE[7]: Working great now but...
by mith on Mon 25th Jun 2007 11:51 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Working great now but..."
mith
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2007-03-15

And why would that be? Clear-type and Vista's limited resolution Independence will make fonts look just fine, optimized for reading on the screen, not mimicking a sheet of paper, because your monitor will not mimic a piece of paper either.


If you think a little you will understand... may be because more dpis you have, thiner the pixels are... and if fonts using cleartype already look thin, they will practically be invisible in screen with high dpi. They already look very thin if you use Windows on a Apple Cinema Display 30" (102 dpi). And in the same screen, fonts in Mac OS X just look great...

By the way, there is a neat new WebInspector in Safari, just right click in an element of the page and select "Inspect Element". ;)

Edited 2007-06-25 11:52

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RE[8]: Working great now but...
by mith on Mon 25th Jun 2007 12:31 in reply to "RE[7]: Working great now but..."
mith Member since:
2007-03-15

Correction: the "neat" inspector is only in nightly builds and can be downloaded here: http://nightly.webkit.org/

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

"If you think a little you will understand... may be because more dpis you have, thiner the pixels are... and if fonts using cleartype already look thin, they will practically be invisible in screen with high dpi. They already look very thin if you use Windows on a Apple Cinema Display 30" (102 dpi). And in the same screen, fonts in Mac OS X just look great... "

Perhaps if you are choosing fonts in Windows that are designed for printing, when you use a font designed for on-screen use, the fonts don't look thin, and Cleartype looks great. The problem is that you are thinking that this is the way it is on a Mac, so everybody else does it wrong. Cleartype is designed for SCREEN readability, but it won't help if you choose a font that is designed for printed materials. Macs are setup so the font is displayed as close to the printed page would be as possible.

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