Editor antialiased font wrong with JDK 1.6.0_12 (win)

I'm using IDEA on WinXP SP2.
Recently I have installed JDK 1.6.0_12 and it completely changed look of antialiased fonts (esp. bold) of Idea editor.
Bold font does not look bold at all. Normal font looks too light.

Click at images below to see it:

Antialiased:
idea_1.png
Not antialiasd:
idea_2.png

There is no difference if I using IDEA 7 or 8.1 - it looks the same. It affects editor only. In other places fonts looks great.
In other Java applications (Jedit etc.) fonts looks fine.
I'm try to use MS ClearType tuner - it has no effect.
And when I using JDK 1.6.0_04 - all looks fine.

How this problem may be solved?

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I have found solution by myself.
Using system antialiasing (new feature since 1.6.0_10) should not be set to 'lcd' value (as it is by default in my case).
I have added this option to idea.vmoptions file:

-Dawt.useSystemAAFontSettings=on

Possible values are:
  lcd   - wrong    
   false - good
  on    - best
   gasp  - poor


Now editor font looks OK:
saa_on.png

Message was edited by: Alex P

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Similar problem but on Kubuntu 8.10 (KDE 3.5.10). I just upgraded my JDK from 1.6.0_11 to 1.6.0_18. All the fonts in the IDE changed, while other fonts changed and lost their anti-aliasing.

I am using IntelliJ 7.0.1 but I tried with IntelliJ 9 (trial) and had the same problem. I tried all awt.useSystemAAFontSettings options with sometimes poorer results.

Here is the screenshot running IntelliJ with 1.6.0_11 :
idea_under_java_1.6.0_11.gif

Here is the screenshot running IntelliJ with 1.6.0_18 :
idea_under_java_1.6.0_18.gif

Any idea how to fix that?

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Hi.

It seems that this is Alloy problem: http://www.jetbrains.net/devnet/message/5255422#5255422
(Have not checked another LaF yet.)

Alexander.

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