Quick reference

antialiased-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; -moz-osx-font-smoothing: grayscale;
subpixel-antialiased-webkit-font-smoothing: auto; -moz-osx-font-smoothing: auto;

Basic usage

Applying font smoothing

Use the subpixel-antialiased utility to render text using subpixel antialiasing and the antialiased utility to render text using grayscale antialiasing.


The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.


The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

<p class="subpixel-antialiased ...">The quick brown fox ...</p>
<p class="antialiased ...">The quick brown fox ...</p>

Applying conditionally

Hover, focus, and other states

Tailwind lets you conditionally apply utility classes in different states using variant modifiers. For example, use hover:subpixel-antialiased to only apply the subpixel-antialiased utility on hover.

<p class="antialiased hover:subpixel-antialiased">
  <!-- ... -->

For a complete list of all available state modifiers, check out the Hover, Focus, & Other States documentation.

Breakpoints and media queries

You can also use variant modifiers to target media queries like responsive breakpoints, dark mode, prefers-reduced-motion, and more. For example, use md:subpixel-antialiased to apply the subpixel-antialiased utility at only medium screen sizes and above.

<p class="antialiased md:subpixel-antialiased">
  <!-- ... -->

To learn more, check out the documentation on Responsive Design, Dark Mode and other media query modifiers.