English is not my native language, sorry.
I have a monitor that although it is 1080, it is physically narrow vertically, I have to increase the font size or scale, to work comfortably with the Sublime products and others.
I recently purchased SM2 and trying to customize the dark theme, I noticed that the font rendering quality is not good enough compared to ST3.
The rendering of ST3 is excellent, and that’s why I started using it a few years ago.
The ST3 render adds some shades in pink / magenta tones, which make the smoothing look very very soft.
The ST4 render, possibly the same as SM2, does not add these color shadows, in fact, they are cleaner, as they are not colors foreign to the adjacent pixels, however, it generates a lower quality render.
I’ve been playing with the SM2 render options under windows, the hardware acceleration doesn’t improve the render quality, the anti-aliasing of the Consolas font is lousy.
None of the SM2 option combinations listed below achieves the rendering quality of ST3:
Because of this, I thought I’d check out the Alpha ST4 render, out of curiosity, and to my surprise, using the same settings as ST3, ST4 renders a bit worse than SM2 and ST3.
To be able to see the differences in detail, use photoshop that allows to turn layers on and off, to compare the images, also use a zoom of 200%.
In this link you can download the psd with the captures:
Anyway you can see the differences with the naked eye, if you have to see what I indicate here. For example the letter F, in ST4 is very weak on the left.
You may also notice the very sharp parentheses on ST3, not so great on ST4.
I’m working on customizing the dark theme for SM2, and showing the green color that git used originally, instead of the one that comes by default with SM2, I have also changed the font type of the commit panel.
But, what I want to show with the capture in SM2, the terrible smoothing that it does with the source.
I want to think, this will be solved.