let Mozilla use AntiAliased fonts on Mac

VERIFIED WONTFIX

Status

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Core
Internationalization
VERIFIED WONTFIX
17 years ago
17 years ago

People

(Reporter: Frank Tang, Assigned: Frank Tang)

Tracking

Trunk
PowerPC
Mac OS X
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Details

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Description

17 years ago
Since MacOS 8.5, it is possible that we can use Anti Alias fonts to render text
on Mac. We should consider that for mozilla.

For details. read the following APIs:
SetAntiAliasedTextEnabled
IsAntiAliasedTextEnabled
Both api is document in the new font manager refnerence without details. These
two APIs are listed as supported by Carbon.

The following APIs are also listed in the new font mananger reference, but are
listed as not supported by Carbon. Again, no clear documentation for them:
AntiTextGetApplicationAware
AntiTextGetEnabled
AntiTextIsAntiAliased
AntiTextSetApplicationAware
AntiTextSetEnabled

In additional, we should read TN1149 Smoothing Fonts (
http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn/tn1149.html ) before making such
decision since antialias imply using Outline font and there are many quality
issue we need to aware before do so.

Be aware such api are global setting, not sure how can it fit into multi thread
world.

Comment 1

17 years ago
This bug has the platform listed as MacOSX.  I'm not sure what the issues it is
discussing are (it seems to me the fonts on my fizzilla build _are_ anti-aliased).

Doing higher quality font rendering under OSX is covered more thoroughly in bug
74245, which covers using Quartz font rendering to bring OSX's beautiful native
font support to Mozilla.  

Should this bug be changed to be a MacOS8,9 issue, or a dup of bug 74245?

Updated

17 years ago
QA Contact: andreasb → ylong
(Assignee)

Comment 2

17 years ago
hum.... somehow my Japanese font display as anti-alias but not my chinese fonts.
(Assignee)

Comment 3

17 years ago
assign
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
(Assignee)

Comment 4

17 years ago
ok, I am confused. close this bug. 
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 5

17 years ago
Verified as won't fix.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED

Comment 6

17 years ago
Verified as won't fix.
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