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Font character spacing settings

Postby danaspiegel on Wed May 18, 2011 8:35 pm

It seems that when used on Mac OS X with no_antialias font_option set, the letter spacing of fonts is too wide. Compare Terminal and Sublime Text 2 both using Monaco 10pt text. The characters and line spacing are the same, but without anti-aliasing, the letter spacing is too wide. It would be great to either reduce the character spacing automatically, or have the option to do so.
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Re: Font character spacing settings

Postby drewjoh on Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:07 pm

I'm experiencing this also, but with anti-aliasing enabled.

I'm on OSX, using Droid Sans Mono, size 12, subpixel_antialias. You can see it pretty clear with "<?php" and in the word "public" here:

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It's just enough to be annoying for me. :( Any ideas?
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Re: Font character spacing settings

Postby jps on Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:32 am

This is an artifact of Sublime Text 2 not supporting sub-pixel positioning in OS X (it supports sub-pixel rendering, but not character placement).

I'll see what can be done about it.
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Re: Font character spacing settings

Postby drewjoh on Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:58 pm

Ahh, that would make sense. After playing around with it more, the spacing is too wide on any mono-spaced font I tried.

Thanks! Keep up the good work! It's very much appreciated.
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Re: Font character spacing settings

Postby codex on Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:25 pm

I would love to see sub-pixel positioning, as well. I'm a stickler when it comes to my fonts. Love the product so far.
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Re: Font character spacing settings

Postby jps on Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:15 pm

This should now be resolved in dev build 2079
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Re: Font character spacing settings

Postby seth on Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:06 am

I just ran into this problem, found this topic, updated to dev build 2080, and it looks great now. Thanks!
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Re: Font character spacing settings

Postby drifteaur on Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:18 am

Having the same issues with Build 2111.

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With these settings:

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   "font_face": "Monaco",
   "font_options":
   [
      "no_antialias"
   ],
   "font_size": 12


Spacing is much wider in Sublime (left) than in Textmate (right). Any ideas?
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Re: Font character spacing settings

Postby kasima on Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:25 pm

I'm having the opposite problem. ST2 is rendering fonts too tight.

ST2 kering matches TextMate, but doesn't match Terminal or TextEdit on Lion. (Of course, Terminal is what I care about. I was just using TextEdit for comparison.)

The screenshot is using Menlo 11. The top is Terminal, the bottom is SM2.
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Re: Font character spacing settings

Postby christ1an on Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:57 pm

Are there any updates on this issue? I'm having the exact same problem of too wide character spacing with the most recent build.
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