Looking for very high-quality text rendering library
With the coming of 6u10, text on Java apps looks the best it ever has (at least in Windows). Taking advantage of native font rendering was a really good idea (with a nice speed/quality balance), and it's a big step forward for Swing apps.
But, when I look closely, the way Windows renders text grates on me like fingernails on a blackboard, particularly larger fonts which should look great, but end up looking cheesy.
Does there exist out there a java text-rendering library which could yield really great text rendering, at least for header/subheader text? I'd be willing to sacrifice speed for higher quality--Speed is less of a consideration than it would be for a general-purpose text rendering solution, as the 'display' headings are not incredibly dynamic (i.e., don't change all that often, but often enough that I can't just resort to using Photoshop-generated/static images).
I would really appreciate any input on this.