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Above all, text must be legible. If users can’t read the words in your app, it doesn’t matter how beautiful the typography is. When you adopt Dynamic Type in your app, you get: Automatic adjustments to letter spacing and line height for every font size The ability to specify different text styles for semantically distinct blocks of text, such as Body, ...
The font used in the version of Terminal's icon included with OS X 10.10.0 'Yosemite' has been identified here on WhatTheFont! as 'Menlo,' the same font used by default in Terminal's own shells.
You can find a font from image in websites like WhatTheFont. Just take an screenshot of the terminal icon and look for it. Having only one symbol, I believe that can be difficult to find out.
Funny thing is that under Mac OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks), the setting "LCD font smoothing" does not appear to have any effect. When I zoom in to text (control + swipe up), I always get the color fringes on my external Cinema display (driven by a Retina MacBookPro). That occurs apparently in all applications (I tried Safari, Mail, GVim, Finder, Microsoft Word).
Now I've upgraded to 10.10 and it works. I also upgraded to 10.8 before that, but I didn't notice if it was already fixed or not.
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