JDK-5030990 : Swing's GTK look and feel should use AA text if enabled on the desktop
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The fix will be to add a client property (SwingUtilities2.AA_TEXT_PROPERTY_KEY) to JComponent, if this client property is set all text drawn for this component will be anti aliased.
GTK will install this by way of GTKStyle.installDefaults which is called every time a UI is installed, or the style changes.
GTKLookAndFeel will lookup the property from the desktop property:
gnome.Xft/Antialias, which is an Integer value with 1 indicating aa is on.
A handful of text classes needed to be changed to pass around the component so
that the AA property could be correctly looked up.