Some time ago I wrote up how-to-edit font.properties file for
Communicator users. In it I illustrate how to set up multilingual
display with Cyberbit font. The file has been available from the
International Users page under Communicator's HELP menu. I hope to
update this document slightly in the near future.
Mark Davis wrote:
> The best I've got so far is:
> > Java
> > To allow Java applets (and/or programs) to draw Unicode characters in
> > the fonts you have available, you will need to hand-edit the
> > font.properties files that the Java runtime uses. Since you may have
> > several Java runtimes installed on your machine (for different
> > browsers, development environments, etc), you will need to search for
> > all the files containing the letters "font.properties". These files
> > may also be in .jar files, depending on your configuration.
> > Once you have found the files, Sun provides instructions
> > [http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.1/docs/guide/intl/fontprop.html]
> > on how to edit them to add new fonts. (This may take some patience:
> > the description is not exactly straightforward.)
> Edward Cherlin wrote:
> > At 6:41 AM -0800 7/25/2000, Mark Davis wrote:
> > >The issue of how to get Java to display Unicode characters comes up
> > >periodically. Since the instructions on how to do it are fairly arcane
> > >(hand-editing the font.properties files), I'd like to see someone
> > >compose a short description to add to the material we have on
> > >http://www.unicode.org/help/display_problems.html. If there is already
> > >a good description in a persistent page, we could just provide a link
> > >to it.
> > >
> > >Any volunteers?
> > >
> > >Mark
> > Since I want to display Unicode in Java, and haven't yet found out
> > the gory details, I volunteer to accept all available information,
> > figure out what it means, test it on Windows, Mac, and Linux (Red Hat
> > and Yellow Dog), and write it up properly. If someone else comes up
> > with a complete procedure, I still volunteer to test it, and to edit
> > it with illustrations (screen shots, diagrams, and code). I can
> > produce multilingual documents in MSWord, FrameMaker, PDF, HTML, and
> > TeX.
> > Does anybody know whether this process could be reduced to an
> > installation utility written in Java?
> > --
> > Edward Cherlin
> > Generalist
> > "A knot!" exclaimed Alice. "Oh, do let me help to undo it."
> > Alice in Wonderland
-- Katsuhiko Momoi Netscape International Client Products Group firstname.lastname@example.org
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