Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I want to set my editor's font as Monaco-11, but it has no anti-aliasing effect. And when I set it to Monaco-12, anti-aliasing effect works. How can I make it also work for Monaco-11? I'm using Ubuntu 9.10

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

I suspect that anti-aliasing is deliberately disabled for small font sizes. This is often done because at small sizes anti-aliasing makes fonts unreadably blurry.

You can probably configure this behaviour. I believe on Ubuntu this is controlled via Fontconfig. Fontconfig has configuration files in the standard places (/etc/fonts, and ~/.fonts.conf). See the user manual for details.

You probably want to add edit commands to enable anti-aliasing. See e.g. this blog entry. You may have to experiment a bit...


Also see this related question.

share|improve this answer

Use older monaco font instead of the latest one solved this issue for me.

share|improve this answer
me too, thanks. – Chris May 9 '13 at 15:25

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .