Atom font rendering completely different from the rest of the OS on ubuntu


i rather like ubuntus stock font rendering, however atom seems insistant on rendering fonts completely different to the rest of the OS, and tweaking the font weight setting only allows me to switch between ultra-light and comically bold. is there any way i can get atom to respect the OS defaults when it comes to text rendering at all?

ive tried adjusting -webkit-font-smoothing as per suggestions in similar threads on here to no avail, and as a work around ive resorted to switching from ubuntu mono to droid sans mono.