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Java App Font Rendering Conundrum

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – I've been playing around with a CentOS desktop (again) and have run up against a sticky font rendering issue compared to the F18 machine. On F18, I'm using freetype-freeworld from RPMFusion. I've rebuilt it for use on CentOS. Font rendering on both systems is essentially identical, with one exception: I use RSSOwl, a Java RSS news reader, on both systems. RSSOwl is an SWT app based on Eclipse. As I understand these things (not much) SWT apps use the system's font rendering code. However, font rendering by RSSOwl in CentOS is visibly different than, and worse, than on F18. (Same (HowTos)