I've recently installed a dev-channel Chrome 53 (currently the latest, Version 53.0.2785.8 dev-m (64-bit)) and noticed that Chrome now renders in-page fonts ignoring MacType, and I wouldn't say I like it much (it all depends on fonts: some fonts look good, some fonts are very thin being very "faded", but in general the font geometry is correct and the fonts do not look distorted).
There is a manual on Reddit that helped me last year, but according to this post, the DirectWrite disabling option has been removed in the beta/dev versions and will be removed in public versions soon. However, I still can use the
--disable-directwrite-for-ui command line argument to enable MacType for UI elements (and it really works cool), but even this command line option seems not be documented but experimental, and probably will be removed as well. I really don't like these changes since I've been fighting some older Chrome versions to enable MacType and make the text easier to read, but now it seems MacType will not work with Chrome in the future.
Is there any way to make Chrome MacType-friendly again? Any comments or answers are greatly appreciated!
My Chrome has been recently updated to 54.0.2816.0 dev-m (64-bit), and now even the urlbar looks non-MacType-d unfortunately. I really hate ClearType since none of Windows fonts looks fine to me when ClearType is enabled, so I just use MacType as much as possible. Unfortunately not the time for Chrome...
For those who might be interested in an alternative: https://github.com/snowie2000/mactype/issues/197#issuecomment-253343953 - MacType seems to be able to work in Cent. I couldn't manage it work, however, MacType works with Firefox perfectly. I wish it could work in Chrome again. (: