First, running the following command:
defaults -currentHost read -globalDomain AppleFontSmoothing
gives me back
But the fonts nowhere look the way they used to look in earlier versions of macOS. I was using Yosemite before, and today I upgraded to Sierra. Below is the screenshot of Sublime Text editor.
They look OK in iTerm, but elsewhere - including browsers - font rendering is much worse.
So how can I make these fonts as crispy as they used to on earlier macOS/OS X versions? I guess it definitely has something to do with AppleFontSmoothing, or font anti-aliasing in general, but I have tried the many other options in this regard, that are as follows:
AppleFontSmoothingwith and without
currentHostflag, and restarting the macbook each time I make a change to see the changes.
- Ran the command
sudo atsutil databases -removeto remove all the user installed fonts.
- Re-installing the font that I was using to get the desired result. (Note: I was using "Bitstream Vera Sans Mono")
- Tried to change font smoothing option for specific applications like
com.apple.terminalbut it didn't work either.
Note: a similar question.