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Retina display problem with Mac OS X package
Submitted by Gregory on Sunday, 22 February, 2015 - 19:18
I have a problem with getting fonts to display smoothly on the Retina screen on my Macbook Pro. When I install jEdit (currently 5.2.0) using the Mac OS package, the installation goes fine, but when I then launch the application by clicking on jEdit.app (or, within the package on Contents/MacOS/jedit), the fonts are rendered with terrible anti-aliasing problems. These are unaffected by changes to the relevant Global Options.

However, when I launch the application by clicking on the jedit.jar, found inside the package at Contents/Java/jedit.jar), font resolution is perfect. But of course, launching the application this way loses the benefits of having jEdit packaged like a native Mac app. I don't understand why these two methods give different results where resolution is concerned.

I'm not sure how the Mac package is compiled, so I can't fix this myself. Any suggestions of what I can do or who I might contact?

Thanks,
Gregory
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