28 Oct 2014
PhpStorm font rendering in Linux with TuxJDK
PhpStorm is a great IDE (albeit non-free software) but the default font rendering in Linux is atrocious.
A search for “phpstorm linux font rendering” will bring up a few different techniques, but here is what fixed font rendering for me on Fedora 20:
tuxjdkon your system.
- Shutdown PhpStorm if already running.
- Rename your existing PhpStorm directory to
PhpStorm.bak. Download the PhpStorm
.tar.gzfile and unpack it in your home directory, renaming it to
- Download this patch,
PhpStormdirectory and run
patch -p1 < phpstorm-tuxjdk.patch
- Start up PhpStorm, revel in crisp font rendering
The contents of the patch are pretty straightforward: we are specifying a few font settings options, and making a change to run PhpStorm using TuxJDK instead of the standard java interpreter.
Enjoy beautiful fonts again! (I use M+ per this writer’s tip.)