Re: Unicode, Java and Complex Script fonts

From: Naoto Sato (Naoto.Sato@Sun.COM)
Date: Mon Jan 28 2008 - 12:14:54 CST

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    The description on that page seems to be outdated (The link to Sun's
    page points to 1.4.2 document), and it's not true that the user has to
    manually edit the font properties file to draw Unicode characters on
    Java apps. I am not sure who is responsible for this page, but I can
    certainly help updating it to the latest information.


    Christopher Fynn wrote:
    > <> states
    > > 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
    > > 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 "". These
    > > files may also be in .jar files, depending on your configuration.
    > > Once you have found the files, to edit the file
    > > to add fonts, see Sun's instructions (This may take some
    > > patience: the description is not exactly straightforward.)
    > Is Java still so broken that it requires users to hand edit the
    > file (possibly multiple copies) to get complex scripts
    > to display properly?
    > - Chris

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