Re: How to display symbolic fonts

Knute Johnson <>
Tue, 22 Aug 2006 21:31:41 -0700
Thomas Fritsch wrote:

"Knute Johnson" <> wrote:

Oliver Wong wrote:


   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:


How do you represent a unicode value greater than 16 bits in a string?

"\u1D100" doesn't work.

new String(new int[] { 0x1D100 }, 0, 1)

Since Java 1.5 the String and Character class have some methods for dealing
with int-codepoints instead of just chars.
See also the API doc of String and Character (especially the methods with
"codePoint" in their name).

Thomas and John:

Thanks for the pointers. I've tried making Strings or char[] but still
cannot get them to display the supplemental characters. Is there an
issue with the font that I choose? Can you give me another hint?



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