I really do not like the appearance of the smoothed Geneva fonts 12 points and below used throughout my program in edit fields and a text. Font smoothing makes them blurry and difficult to read. I have Tinkertool in my system to turn off smoothing fonts 13 points and below which makes all fonts, even those in edit fields, look great. However, when I go to customer sites for installation of my accounting software I have to set their system preferences to turn off font smoothing of 12 points and below. Even when I use the system preferences to turn off smoothing, Geneva fonts in my program still seem to have font smoothing in edit fields and sometimes on the screen. Tinkertool works great but I am not comfortable asking customers to install Tinklertool to improve the appearance of the fonts. I don't know if this is an FB problem or OS X problem, or a Geneva font problem. > On Friday, December 13, 2002, at 11:45 PM, Peter Bancroft wrote: > >> Can anyone tell me what syntax to use to turn off OS X font smoothing >> for my application program in OS X? I understand the application >> program is now able to control this rather than just relying on system >> preferences. > > I, personally, think it is not a good thing to meddle with the way the > user > wishes to see type (fonts) displayed. Do you have a particular context > in > mind so that I can understand why you would want to do this? For > example, > do you want different types of smoothing in a Quark type app.