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Re: Re: Mac OS X Panther

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  • Subject: [mg44553] Re: [mg44220] Re: [mg44201] Mac OS X Panther
  • From: Selwyn Hollis <sh2.7183 at>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 01:58:45 -0500 (EST)
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Heads up for Mac OS X 10.3 users: Silk ( has 
finally been updated, so you can have Quartz text smoothing in 
Mathematica again.

Selwyn Hollis

On Oct 29, 2003, at 3:34 AM, Selwyn Hollis wrote:

> I've convinced myself that the problem is nothing new to Panther or
> Mathematica 5.0. I had been using a "haxie" named Silk
> ( to enable Quartz text smoothing in Carbon
> apps, and it no longer works in Panther. Supposedly an update of Silk
> is forthcoming soon.
> And with any luck a Cocoa version of the Mathematica front end will
> happen in our lifetime. (?)
> BTW, Panther is well worth the upgrade.
> -----
> Selwyn Hollis
> On Oct 26, 2003, at 12:41 AM, Selwyn Hollis wrote:
>> I've just installed Mac OS X 10.3, and I was horrified to find that
>> font smoothing no longer works in Mathematica 5.0. Any type smaller
>> than 18 points looks dreadful. I wonder if others are having the same
>> experience. To be fair, I'm also seeing the same problem (no surprise)
>> in Microsoft Word.
>> -----
>> Selwyn Hollis
>> (edit reply-to address to reply)

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