jEdit in Ubuntu - is something wrong?

Rosalind Mitchell rcm at
Fri Feb 29 09:35:18 UTC 2008

On Friday 29 February 2008 05:16:49 Philippe Didier wrote:
> I am using Jedit for many years, on Fedora then Ubuntu 7.10, with no
> "headache" problem and the font is quite perfect. I am a PHP programmer
> and the rendering and colors are really good and I see no difference
> with other text editor.
> So I really don't understand what you mean by "bad font rendering". Is
> this happen only with Jedit ? Dis you check the font in the Glogal Options
> ?
> By the way I am using Jedit 4.3.pre12 on Java (check the About
> of Jedit)....maybe a Java problem...

Ah - cracked it!

I went into Utilities/Global Options/Text Area and clicked Smooth Text - that 
does the trick and I can live with the result.  Thank you.

Incidentally, I tried changing from Sun Java-6 to IcedTea-7 and that didn't 
make any difference but the inner anarchist decided to stick with IcedTea 


Currently Reading McEWAN, IAN: Amsterdam
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