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In the Netbeans editor, fonts look really ugly: netbeans-fonts

There are several suggestions in the ArchLinux Wiki but they didn´t work for me. What do I have to do to get a normal Netbeans experience with ArchLinux?

  • java -version:

    java version "1.6.0_24" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.11.1) (ArchLinux-6.b24_1.11.1-3-x86_64) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.0-b12, mixed mode)

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try this options:

java -Dawt.useSystemAAFontSettings=on -Dswing.aatext=true YOUR_JAR_FILE

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Apparently Java Swing apps like Netbeans look awful on Linux, but it's a lot better (. is not one pixel for example), when you set the editing font to bold in Netbeans options.

The problem has also been discussed here.

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I had the same problem and this 'Font Rendering in NetBeans IDE' page at netbeans.org helped me.

I changed parameters for option netbeans_default_options in my netbeans.conf file .

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