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My recent adventures in MacOS revealed that font rendering is really bad when using custom fonts or when using the default CSS font rendering options. That’s why, for each new project, I’m using the following CSS “font reset” code.

There are some caveats, though, and you’ll probably need to use the white-space property or restrict the code below to only the body content. It should improve your site’s appearance in 95% of cases.

* {
    * Improve font rendering and readability/legibility on MacOS and Windows
   text-rendering: optimizeLegibility;
   -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;

   -moz-osx-font-smoothing: grayscale; 

   -moz-font-feature-settings: "liga=1, dlig=1";
   -ms-font-feature-settings: "liga", "dlig";
   -webkit-font-feature-settings: "liga", "dlig";
   -o-font-feature-settings: "liga", "dlig";
   font-feature-settings: "liga", "dlig";
   /* END */

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