Fonts not rendering correctly (Ubuntu 18.04)



As you can see above, fonts are rendering inconsistently. This isn’t happening on any other text editors or apps. I’ve not managed to find anyone with a similar problem, and all I’ve been able to think of as a potential fix it to change the font, but this didn’t work.
Any ideas on how to fix this?


This looks like which happens with freetype 2.8.1 or later. This issue was fixed in more recent versions of Atom via an Electron upgrade. Try updating Atom to the latest version.

See for instructions on how to install Atom on Ubuntu using the official sources


I installed per those instructions before (while I was on Ubuntu 17.10) but ran them again and it fixed the issue, thanks!