If I pick a font like Menlo in AppCode, it does not render as clear and crisp as Menlo in Xcode running on the same computer. This applies to any other font I chose in AppCode. Central parts of the strokes appear solid but ascenders and descenders blur and fade out.
The effect is very similar to a misconfigured ClearType on Windows prior to running the ClearType tuner.
Is this because its Java?
EDIT: I'm using a DELL flat-panel monitor; the problem is most pronounced in the code editing window.