fonts and IntelliJ

When I use vim or VC++ or Visual Slick Edit or Eclipse and I set the editor font to "Courier New Regular Size 9", I get some nice fonts. But when I try to do the same thing in IntelliJ, the fonts are completely messed up. Also I tried bigger sizes but still the same issue.

I am wondering where does IntelliJ pick up the fonts and font registry from?

This has been an issue with IntelliJ for the (at least) 1.5 years, not something new.

Can we fix it? Any other ideas from others?

vinay

PS: This is not critical. Something I just noticed.

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I use ProFont at size 9 and absolutely love it. You can get it at:

http://www.intellij.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/EditorFonts

Disclaimer: You'll have to uncheck "Show only monospaced fonts" to get it to show up in the font chooser because the bold version isn't the same size (and thus messes up your margins). But, since I hate bold text in code and never use it, it's not a problem for me.

(P.S. Here's one guy's opinion of why ProFont is so great for code: http://www.tobias-jung.de/seekingprofont/seeking.html )

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very nice font, i like it. It doesn't really look good as the font for idea (not the editor), but it looks great as the editor font.

I changed my editor font to pro font and my ide editor to Comic Sans MS and idea looks really great (IMHO).

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I'm using it since approx. one year and must say, it's the best font
available, especially on 1024x768 displays.

Tom

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do you work on 1024x768 or on 1152x864? i work with a 19' monitor on 1152x864. the code is very small(IMHO).

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sorry forgot something:
- is antialising on for the editor?
- can you show us a screenshot about your editor?

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- is antialising on for the editor?


No (it just looks blurry to me, so I never use it in the editor or in the IDE).

- can you show us a screenshot about your editor?


Attached. I use a 19" monitor with my resolution set to 1280 x 1024. I like small text for code, so ProFont 9 is just right for me.



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Here's a screenshot of Bitstream Vera Sans Mono @ 9pt, which I find to be a great font. While I personally use it @ 12pt, it seems more people like small fonts...

This font is freely available and redistributable, here:

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/ttf-bitstream-vera/1.10/



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