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Bug 257240

Summary: No font subpixel antialiasing on OS X
Product: editor Reporter: emlai
Component: Painting & PrintingAssignee: Miloslav Metelka <mmetelka>
Status: NEW ---    
Severity: normal CC: tveimo
Priority: P4    
Version: 8.1   
Hardware: Macintosh (x86)   
OS: Mac OS X   
Issue Type: DEFECT Exception Reporter:

Description emlai 2015-12-21 10:28:45 UTC
For some reason, NetBeans doesn't use subpixel font antialiasing on OS X (10.11) with retina display. This makes the text in the editor look noticeably thinner and uglier than what OS X users are used to.

Also in addition to the editor view, none of the UI  labels are using subpixel antialiasing either.

I tried adding `-J-Dswing.aatext=true` and `-J-Dawt.useSystemAAFontSettings=lcd` to netbeans.conf, but to no avail.
Comment 1 tveimo 2016-08-09 13:55:34 UTC
See issue #249052 for workaround with patched openJDK 8 to run with subpixel font rendering.