Note: Enhancing Font Rendering in Emacs on macOS

June 30, 2024
emacs macos

Recently, I stumbled upon a Reddit thread on font rendering in Emacs on macOS. I figured many users might be unaware of simple trick for crisper fonts:

defaults write org.gnu.Emacs AppleFontSmoothing -int 0

After running this command, restart Emacs to see the effect.

If you’re not satisfied with the result, you can easily revert to the default settings by running:

defaults delete org.gnu.Emacs AppleFontSmoothing

Remember to restart Emacs after making changes again.

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