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In Ubuntu, in IntelliJ, the font PragmataPro Mono looks like this:

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Note the perfectly mapped pixels. The IntelliJ setting Appearance & Behavior > Appearance > Antialiasing > Editor is set to No antialiasing.

In Emacs, the same font is antialiased:

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If I add an ~/.Xresources file containing Emacs.font: PragmataPro Mono-12:antialias=false, then Emacs looks like this:

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The font is automatically bitmapped, but not according to the font's specification.

How can I replicate the IntelliJ's rendering in Emacs?

I have reproduced this issue in Ubuntu–Cinnamon and on Arch–Xfce. Thank you.

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If your problem with the anti aliased version of the rendering is, that the appearance is too thick, you can force a specific font hinting. I did it for the Lucida Console font in this way in my ~/.Xresources file:

Emacs.font: Lucida Console-14:antialias=true:hinting=true:autohint=false:hintstyle=3

The available hint styles are:

hintnone        hintstyle       0
hintslight      hintstyle       1
hintmedium      hintstyle       2
hintfull        hintstyle       3
  • This is a decent workaround but it does not answer the question. I want to see pixelmappings that match the font's specification, as seen in the IntelliJ screenshot. – Matthew Piziak Jun 21 '17 at 1:40

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