font weight is inconsistent and keeps changing in PyCharm

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Hi,

I upgraded PyCharm from 2018.3 to latest 2019.1 and 2019.1.1. The first impression is the font weight:

  • font becomes thiner that regular
  • font weight is somewhere regular and somewhere thin, see attached screenshot
  • font weight changes when I click on some line or switch from other windows

My OS is macOS 10.13.6.

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I have the same issue exactly as described by vvoody. It started with PyCharm 2019.1 and it still continues now on 2019.1.1. My OS is macOS 10.14.2.

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Goland 2019.1 doesn't have the issue.

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I have a problem with fonts in PyCharm 2019.1.1 (Professional Edition) on Ubuntu (snap version) too - it started today for me, after an update. The fonts are considerably thinner and less readable. It is a nightmare to use PyCharm right now :( The font displayed in the editor resembles the default Ubuntu font.

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I have the same problem too

The issue happen after upgrade PyCharm from 2018.x -> 2019.1.1

OS: Mac OS 10.14.4

(The issue seems not OS problem, Mojave blurry fonts issue)

Please provide any solution or workaround, it is very annoying, bad user experience

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Hi all,

I am sincerely sorry for such inconvenience. The problem is known https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-206887, please upvote and follow for updates.

Try described in this issue workarounds.

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Thanks Sergey. I tried following workaround works, font doesn't change anymore. However, the font style keeps thin, I prefer the regular one.

defaults write -g CGFontRenderingFontSmoothingDisabled -bool Yes
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By switching to Java 8 runtime, font looks as usual.

Goland 2019.1 also uses Java 8, so it doesn't have the issue.

 

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have the same problem


font thickness is changes unpredictable
my version:

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