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Re: Default font does not look good

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  • Subject: [mg82679] Re: Default font does not look good
  • From: ragfield <ragfield at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2007 04:02:49 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <ffv2nc$b16$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Oct 27, 5:08 am, n... at sspectra.com wrote:
> I just upgraded from Mathematica 5.0 to 6.0 on a Mac running MacOS 10.4.  I
> find the default font in notebooks is not as crisp as it used to be --
> less readable.  Are fonts rendered differently in 6.0?

Yes, they are.

> How do I get the Mathematica 5.0 look back?

The default font for versions 4.1-5.2 on Mac OS X (and previous
versions on Mac OS 7-9) was a special bitmap version of Courier which
was included with Mathematica.  This ancient font is not compatible
with the modern font rendering engine used by Mathematica 6.  So, in
short, there is no way to get the exact same look as Mathematica 5.0
using Mathematica 6.0.

-Rob



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