[Bug 229029] New: Default editor font ugly on MacOS Java 7

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  • Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:38:21 +0000
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http://netbeans.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=229029

             Bug #: 229029
        Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT
           Summary: Default editor font ugly on MacOS Java 7
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: editor
           Version: 7.3
          Platform: Macintosh
        OS/Version: Mac OS X
            Status: NEW
          Priority: P3
         Component: Settings
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Created attachment 133816
  --> http://netbeans.org/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=133816
NB 7.3 on Java 6 (default font, Monospaced 13)

Upgrading from Java 6 to Java 7 on MacOS, I noticed that NetBeans' source code
editor font looked much different, and that NetBeans looked much better on 
Java
6.  After comparing NetBeans side by side on Java 6 and Java 7, I have
discovered the reason: the default font "Monospaced 13" maps to different 
fonts
in the two Java versions.

The nicer font used by Java 6 is actually Courier 13, and NetBeans can be made
to look nice on Java 7 as well by setting the font to "Courier 13"
(Preferences=>Fonts&Colors).

For this reason, I would suggest setting the NetBeans default editor font to
"Courier 13" rather than just "Monospaced 13", at least on MacOS.

See the attached screenshots (make sure to view them at full resolution if you
want to confirm my judgment that Java 6 had the better Monospaced default
font).

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[Bug 229029] New: Default editor font ugly on MacOS Java 7

ebakke 04/25/2013

[Bug 229029] Default editor font ugly on MacOS Java 7

ebakke 04/25/2013

[Bug 229029] Default editor font ugly on MacOS Java 7

ebakke 04/25/2013

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