The default Tahoma font (that’s being shipped with Leopard) is rendered in a very ugly fashion by the juce font rendering routines.
The funny thing is that the microsoft version of Tahoma (that overrides the default one when present) is perfectly rendered.
How to reproduce, on a leopard box:
Open Font Book, disable non-apple Tahoma versions (such as the microsoft ones that come with microsoft office).
Launch the juce demo and select the Tahoma font.
Enjoy the glyph’s uglyness (check the numbers out, for instance) and compare with the font book renderings of the same font.
Anyway, a picture is worth a thousand words:
Any ideas on how to solve this issue?