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#3663 - 09/13/09 09:49 PM FileMaker bold fonts fuzzy
VirtualBob Offline

Registered: 09/13/09
I just updated to Leopard (yeah a little late) and now in filemaker 7 the bold fonts are fuzzy. This also happened a few years back when I upgraded to Tiger. It only happens in filemaker, which is a pest. Any ideas what is causing this?

#3686 - 09/14/09 10:48 AM Re: FileMaker bold fonts fuzzy [Re: VirtualBob]
tacit Offline

Registered: 08/03/09
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
It's hard to tell without seeing it, but it could be that Filemaker is trying to anti-alias the fonts. Are there settings in Filemaker for anti-aliasing? (I haven't used it in years.)

Does the fuzziness change if you go to System Preferences, click Appearance, and change the Font Smoothing options?
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#3730 - 09/14/09 05:33 PM Re: FileMaker bold fonts fuzzy [Re: tacit]
VirtualBob Offline

Registered: 09/13/09
No its nothing to do with anti-aliasing settings as I've already fiddled with those. Its something to do with how filemaker reads its fonts. I suspect it can't render the newer Leopard fonts correctly.

My filemaker files reference Tiger 10.4 fonts that may have been overwritten with Leopard fonts. That's a guess.

#3735 - 09/14/09 06:21 PM Re: FileMaker bold fonts fuzzy [Re: VirtualBob]
joemikeb Offline

Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
try using something like Cocktail, OnyX, or TinkerTool System to flush all the various font caches.
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