I’d like to switch to Atom from Notepad++, but Atom’s text rendering is bothering me; it is less clear than Notepad++ achieved.
I think the issue is that Notepad++ always uses the same subpixel rendering for a character no matter what, but Atom will change subpixel rendering somewhat based on horizontal position.
The difference is apparent in the ‘d’ characters below:
Notepad++ on top (all three d’s the same), and Atom below (the center d has different subpixel rendering than the first and last d’s):
The font is Sitka Text displayed on a 1920x1080 monitor (non-retina) in Windows 10.
In Atom the font size is 15 points and in Notepad++ the font size is 11 points, which gives about the same physical size on the screen. The Atom theme (UI and syntax is) is One Light.
Perhaps the problem goes away with higher DPI monitors or monospace fonts, but I’m limited on monitors, and I like this font for my purposes.
Can anyone help me understand why the two editors render differently and how I can get Atom to render like Notepad++?