NetBeans, IcedTea And Fonts

I bought new laptop and while installing Gentoo on it, I decided to try IcedTea instead of Sun-JDK. But when running NetBeans using IcedTea, the fonts were of serif type which on my resolution was not much readable. Anyway, the solution is easy. Just create symlink to fontconfig.properties in the IcedTea installation:

cd /opt/icedtea6-bin-1.8.0/jre/lib/
ln -s fontconfig.Fedora.properties.src fontconfig.properties

When you start NetBeans after this change, the used font will be of sans serif type which is much more readable. More info about this issue can be found at Gentoo Bugzilla.

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