Freetype enabled in, yes still not used

Artur Rataj arturrataj at
Thu Dec 15 13:16:32 UTC 2016

By the way, are you shure that 2d-dev is the correct mailing list? Isn't
Java2D rendering the glyph data as any other shape, i.e. a font rasterizer
is not used?

Anyway, it seems that OpenJDK for Linux is shipped with an inferior font
rendering by default, and that at the same time there is a number of
patches around which attempt to improve this. Sometimes applied by distro
packagers, more often not. Android-studio possibly uses a variant with such
a patch applied. Perhaps this one, I have
no idea.

But, why aren't these patches integrated into OpenJDK, if the problem
persists for years already?

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