Affects Version/s: 1.8
Fix Version/s: None
Component/s: GVT Text
Environment:Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4
There have been several (somehow recent) reports in the mailing list    regarding a MacOS-specific issue with text rendering, namely what seems to be a regression in version 10.5. Reports also aim towards a workaround consisting in disabling Quartz, so I'm documenting this in order to try gathering more information on this issue and/or to server as a placeholder for patches.
This may also help fixing/working around the issue reported in issue 41451.
Note that I've set the OS as Mac OS X 10.4, although this seems to be specific to version 10.5 (which is not available in the list). Confirmations on which specific MacOSX version do the symptoms reproduce are welcome!