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It would be very welcome to provide bitmap font support within jEdit ad there are MANY bitmap fonts that are appropriate for programming (PCF fonts under Linux and FON fonts under Windows).

For example I would love to be able to use the Smoothansi font (from the Artwiz font package at within jEdit. It this a shortcoming of the JVM? If so can it be dealt with?

Thanks, and keep up the great work!

P.S.: I work on Ubuntu Linux usually and sometimes (rarely) on Windows. The Artwiz fonts were (until recently) available only for Linux (PCF format). Now there's also a Windows version at (although for some reason without the Smoothansi font). I attached a modified version of the Smoothansi font to properly display bold characters.

Submitted valeriupalos - 2007-08-08 - 04:00:30z Assigned nobody
Priority 5 Category core
Status Open Group v4.3
Resolution None Visibility No


2007-12-20 - 01:01:35z
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I'd quite like to use the FixedSys font in Windows, if this will enable that... I'm trying to migrate to jEdit from Eclipse, which does support bitmap fonts.

Also, many TTF fonts, even the really nice ones, still look awful in jEdit when used over RDP sessions or when anti-aliasing is not available, so bitmap fonts are highly desired.


2007-08-08 - 04:00:30z

Smoothansi font with proper bold version