Do some fonts render more smoothly than others in MacVim with retina?
January 25, 2013 1:19 PM Subscribe
Monaco 14pt in MacVim seems to me to look much better on retina than Anonymous Pro 14pt. Why is this? Is it just me?
posted by doteatop to computers & internet (9 answers total)
I've used Anonymous Pro 14pt for terminal and coding for several years. A while ago I switched from Sublime (which looked great on retina) to MacVim, and I noticed it wasn't rendering as nicely. Today a friend suggested I try Monaco 14pt, and it does look better to me on MacVim than Anonymous did. Anonymous looked fine with Sublime though. :set noanti on either Monaco or Anonymous completely mangles the font.
I know nothing about fonts. Do my observations make sense, and is there an explanation for why Monaco might look better than Anonymous Pro? Is there anything I can do to improve the font rendering under MacVim?