Fonts are very dull and seems to have a heavier weight.

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Hi,

I have tried searching for this problem but couldn't find a specific solution. I feel that the fonts on PyCharm are very dull and not rendered correctly. The only change I have done so far is change the font to Monaco and size to 14.

Here's how it looks like on my Mac:

 

 

 

And here's how it looks like on my external monitors:

 

 

I feel that the fonts are very dull and they are not as crisp. The also feel a little *bold* to me. What am I missing?

I am using MacOS Mojave 10.14.2 (18C54) and PyCharm's version is 10.14.2 (18C54). My two monitors are connected using HDMI and lightning cables. If there is something that I can do to make my experience better please let me know.

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Hi,

There are various issues about font rendering problems, such as https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-185238, https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-147241, https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-142003

Please check the comments for possible solutions and feel free to leave a comment. Looks like the problem is often caused by JDK, so you could try switching it.

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Thank you for your comment Sergey. 

I tried the solution in the other threads. Installing `oracle-jdk` and setting that `jdk` as default jdk on boot for PyCharm crashes PyCharm. It never starts, just stuck on the splash screen. 

I install oracle-jdk using brew. The version is JDK 11.0.2.pkg. 

Uninstalling `oracle-jdk` package fixes the crash, but doesn't solve the problem of fonts. 

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I am sorry, I should have mentioned that currently PyCharm doesn't support running under >1.8 version of JDK. You could try oracle's 1.8 version of JDK.

If that doesn't fix your problem with fonts, then please feel free to report another issue to our issue tracker or comment existing one.

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Yes, using JDK 1.8 from oracle and it's much better now.

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