I have been in a lot of pain finding a good equivalent of notepad++ when switching to Mac, and I still miss it a lot because it features a lot of different keyword thanks to scintilla, which Smultron, Xcode and TextWrangler don't; example: int and for are colored the same, but they are not the same kind of statement. Even Xcode doesn't use enough keywords !
But I'm going to stop whining about those nerdish nightmares.
I configure my text editor to use bright text on a black background, and so far I use profont at 9pt, which is really much readable even at this really small size while being a bitmap font.
I wanted to switch to another TrueType font, Menlo or Inconsolata, but I went with some problem: the glyphs appear to "bleed" with white text on black background, it might be the algorithm OSX uses to draw fonts, but it looks like a bold typeface, and is less readable.
Is there any way to solve this problem ? Why can't I find any good scintilla-using editor on Mac?
What a big trouble for my nerdish sensitivity!