[messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] Ugly fonts in main console window (and a few other places)

Joel Uckelman uckelman at nomic.net
Tue Oct 1 12:03:18 MST 2013

Thus spake tealeaf:
> (Just replying to my own question.)
> It does seem related to font hinting, and the inability to control it in
> Java Swing applications under OpenJDK.
> I didn't realise, though, that each module had its own preferences for
> fonts. Playing around, I've found that one or two of the fonts on my
> system don't look too bad if I set them to the right size, and so have
> selected one of those.
> It's still a little dissatisfying as it doesn't match the fonts on the
> rest of my system, but it's much better than the screenshot I posted
> above.
> If anyone does know about changing this, or has run into the same
> problem or potential solutions, I'd love to hear them.

I've noticed this as well, but have never been able to find the cause
of it. If you find a solution (which will almost surely require
modifying the code for the chat pane), please let us know.


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