Re: How to display symbolic fonts

"Oliver Wong" <>
Tue, 22 Aug 2006 21:06:04 GMT
"juergen" <> wrote in message

I want to write an application displaying musical symbols. I am using a
ttf-Font: fughetta.ttf (
Programming with C in linux works, using


With Java, I put the ttf font in the jre/lib/fonts directory and edited
the font.dir file.
I used the Font.createFont() command.
But the symbols don't show. Neither are they displayed by other Java
programs (Opcion).
Thanks a lot, Juergen

    Rather than expect the end user to always copy the font to the
appropriate directory and editing their font.dir file, consider using the
createFont() method to dynamically load a font at runtime:,

    Additionally, rather than using a special font that maps musical symbols
to other characters, consider using the Unicode characters specifically
designed for this purpose:

Western Musical Symbols:
Byzantine Musical Symbols:
Ancient Greek Musical Symbols:

    - Oliver

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