I've red at multiple places that the font rendering on Mac OS-X should be the same on every browsers.
Mac OS X Browsers,
We’ll kick this off the easy way. On a Mac, all web browsers use Core Text – the system default text rendering engine – and OS font smoothing settings. There are no browser preferences that affect the way type is anti-aliased. So, on a Mac, type looks the same no matter which browser you use.
Well, my personal tests didn't approve these results and I wanted to understand why.
I've tested 2 web fonts : Arial and FF Meta Serif Web Pro, both at small paragraph size : 11px.
Here is a sum-up of my test results.
Whereas my rendering test only concerns OS-X, Arial looks different on Firefox 4, could someone explain me why ?
FF Meta Serif Web Pro looks different on Firefox4 / Chrome / Safari-Opera.
Does the rendering differences concern the Hinting which is not equally applied by all browsers ?
If the browsers layout-rendering engine rely on the OS rendering engine, where did the differences come from ?
Thanks for your feedback :)