SmoothType 2.1.1 -- September 25, 1999
by Greg Landweber, coauthor of Kaleidoscope
The SmoothType control panel effectively increases the resolution of
text on the screen by blurring the edges of bitmap fonts with shades
of gray, a technique called "anti-aliasing". This is similar to the font
smoothing in Mac OS 8.5 and later, but SmoothType offers more flexibity
and uses a more aggressive anti-aliasing algorithm that many people
think gives better results. I suggest you try both to see which you
prefer. For best results with SmoothType, set your monitor resolution as
high as it will go, but then increase the font sizes (or magnification)
you use so that text on your screen is the same physical size as before.
SmoothType is compatible with all system versions from System 7 to
Mac OS 9. With 8.5 or later, it overrides the built-in font smoothing.
Version 2.1.1 fixes problems with blank windows in FWB Hard Disk Toolkit
and with smoothing the system font when using Kaleidoscope.
The shareware fee is $10 (registered users of 1.x can upgrade for $5;
registered users of version 2.x do not need to pay an upgrade fee).