Messy fonts, Safari 4, and Snow Leopard
I recently upgraded to Snow Leopard. Since then, I've decided to use Safari 4 as my main browser to see how long I can go before needing to install Firefox or some other browser. 🙂 Well, I noticed that my fonts looked all jaggy and messed up when I browsed most sites in Safari. At first I thought it was because I turned off the font smoothing option in System Preferences, but turning it back on didn't fix the problem. So finally I decided to try to track down a solution by Googling, "fonts look bad in Safari 4". I stumbled upon a thread in the Apple support forums of a different font problem, where supposedly fonts in a block marked with the <code> </code> HTML tags weren't being rendered properly. Some people mentioned that in Font Book there's a duplicate Courier font that looked messy in the preview window that when deleted solved the issue. When I checked the Font Book, the Courier font didn't look messed up in the preview window, but I disabled it anyway, and that seemed to fix all of the funky fonts in Safari.