Rendering of fonts is not working nicely
Marty56 last edited by gaelle
I like the functionality of vivaldi but the rendering of fonts on my macbook air is not working well.
The contrast is blurry and does not compare well to Safari.
I made a screen copy of the same website.
Vivaldi creates poorly rendered fonts especially look at the smaller fonts on the right side.!
This screenshot is safari
this screenshot is vivaldi
Is there a setting that can improve this?
Mod edit: added "font" and "rendering" tags
It would be great if this could be improved
Perhaps a extension helps: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/font-smoothing/pblodagimcngmkbdjcaphmjbjlnhicnj
Hi there, if you could give some examples of websites where this is happening I might be able to tell you what is happening.
It would also be good to know which version of macOS and Safari you are using.
@helmers For example https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivaldi_(web_browser)
See attached screenshot with Safari on the left and Vivaldi on the right side
@helmers It looks like the rendering has changed in Chrome 72 (From left to right: Vivaldi 2.2.1388.37, Chrome 72.0.3626.81, Opera 58.0.3135.53 and Safari 12.0.3 (14606.4.5)) all on macOS 10.14.3 (18D42):
Before updating to Chrome 72 the font rendering was like it was in Vivaldi. Hopefully the rendering will automatically be improved when updating the newer Chromium version.
Fixed in new Vivaldi version 2.3.1440.41
Elbe last edited by
For me this never was a problem before. But now after updating to 2.3.1440.41 I face these rendering issues as well.
With macOS 10.14 there is no longer subpixel font smoothing on the platform. There is however still the Font Smoothing setting under System Settings › General.
Checking this (and restarting Vivaldi) will lead to thicker font weights.
Is this what you are seeing?
Elbe last edited by
Oh, you're right.
So actually if I'm activating font smoothing in the macOS settings, it looks bad. But deactivating this feature make them look good (in Vivaldi).
That's not the right behaviour, isn't it?