I just installed the SlickEdit 11 demo for Linux. I was excited to read about the Xft support, but greatly disappointed when I saw it in action. All of the TrueType fonts that look beautiful in every other application look terrible in SlickEdit.
Here is an example of what SlickEdit 11 shows:
Here is what the same font (Courier New 10 point) looks like in every other app:
My system has freetype anti-aliasing disabled, auto-hinter disabled, and bytecode interpreter enabled. This makes my Microsoft fonts look exactly the same for Linux and Windows, in all of my applications (including both gtk and Qt apps) except SlickEdit, which looks as though it is somehow disabling freetype's hinting mechanism. Can anyone confirm this, and/or provide a fix?