[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 100551] turn off text antialiasing by default for Chromium Mac, Linux DRT

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Fri Oct 26 14:58:19 PDT 2012


--- Comment #7 from bungeman at chromium.org  2012-10-26 14:59:29 PST ---
Please don't rely on -webkit-font-smoothing for anything. It should have been named -coregraphics-font-smoothing as it is just a hack to expose a CoreGraphics API. The only reason anyone on the web uses it is to turn off glyph outline dilation of lcd smoothed glyphs on Mac (no one cares if it turns off subpixel rendering or not). See http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2012Oct/0109.html for more explanation. I don't believe Chromium supports it on any platform but Mac, and it shouldn't.

Also, if you're trying to reduce the number of baselines per platform, there should be some means to force the vast majority of text which isn't testing text per-se to use a set of font files we control. Apple has, in the recent past, tweaked some outlines and metrics of the Times Roman it installs on Mac, resulting in changes to text for that reason alone.

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