I use a higher DPI setting which makes IntelliJ (actually Android Studio) have really messed up fonts.
I use MacType which renders my fonts beautifully elsewhere, but I guess Java VM somehow intercepts it or something, it's killing me.
I’m on a high-dpi display and I got it working with a perfect font rendering, to achieve this you need to:
If you followed the above tips and you’re experiencing lags when fast scrolling the code (this sometimes could happen on Linux distributions with a not optimized gpu driver), try removing the line
Finally, here is a screenshot of the result:
I wrote a little manual howto fix this.
Script to start Intellij Idea
*only note that need to change IDEA_HOME location for your path of idea
More info and screenshots of better fonts: http://urshulyak.com/?p=478