Better Fonts in Safari for Windows

I have been experimenting with the fonts available from typekit for web design, and was really disapointed with their rendering on Windows.

Safari Font Rendering

Safari Font Rendering

Firefox Font Rendering

Firefox Font Rendering

After a bit of digging in the settings of my Typekit browser of choice (Currently Safari 4 as my day-to-day browser Chrome 4 is not supported by the Typekit admin yet!) I found the following font settings within Safari.

Safari Font Settings

Safari Font Settings

There are 5 possible settings for font smoothing, and I recommend you try them all for yourself as the results depend on your screen (and eyes!)

Standard Smoothing

Standard Smoothing

Light Smoothing

Light Smoothing

Medium Smoothing

Medium Smoothing

That’s Better!…

Now why can’t Chrome and Firefox implement something like this?

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