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Lucida Grande “Retina-optimized” in OS X Mavericks

Tim Ahrens:

The more interesting question is, of course, what is the difference between the old and new design, which I will simply refer to as “2012” and “2013” here. After opening both versions of the Regular style, my FMX Compare Fonts macro spits out that outlines were changed in 115 glyphs, components were modified in 43 glyphs, metrics were adjusted in 64 glyphs and kerning pairs were added.

OS X Mavericks includes a new, retina-optimized version of the Lucida Grande system font for retina machines. It seems increasingly less likely that the OS X system font will change ever change to Helvetica.