Re: Physical and logical fonts

Joshua Cranmer <Pidgeot18@verizon.invalid>
Thu, 10 Jan 2008 22:22:37 GMT
<NUwhj.51101$8Z1.24737@trnddc05> wrote:

So Java on specific platform somehow knows which font this platform
uses for dialog boxes and maps that font to Dialog ( just one I
assume, thus no stitching of fonts together? ) ?

Sun clearly states in its i18n FAQ that which font is used is specified
by a few configuration files in your JRE.

* Does Java have some kind of file or something that tells it names of
physical fonts ( not all, but some ) that should be mapped to, say
monospaced logical font ( based on how they visually represent
characters )?

Yes, read the aforementioned i18n FAQ.

I should mention that I haven't yet started leaning about
applets, AWT or Swing or anything related to GUI, so for that
reason I can't yet check these things out via examples

Maybe you should. Playing around with your own code and reading
the documentation is the fastest way to learn.

I will, but I should first learn about collections and events
( I would already, but due to little free time... )

A few of the questions you have brought up are directly answered by the
i18n FAQ I mentioned in my previous post. Many of the answers given to
questions in this newsgroup can in fact be answered by merely reading
the Javadocs or other auxiliary information off of Sun's website.

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tried it. -- Donald E. Knuth

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