Re: need help with javadocs

Lew <>
Sat, 28 Apr 2012 21:14:41 -0700
John B. Matthews wrote:

bilsch wrote:

I understand what the statement does, but I don't know where to find
a list of the parameters that Font can work with. For instance. I
would assume ("CourierNew", Font.Italic, 12) will work, but where is
this information listed?

The documentation for java.awt.Font addresses this issue by
distinguishing between physical and logical fonts. The former have
particular names and availability, while the latter have been mapped to
installed fonts on a given platform.

Rather than "Courier", consider the implementation's monospaced font:

Font f = new Font(Font.MONOSPACED, Font.Italic, 12);

For larger point sizes, consider the available sans serif font:

Font f = new Font(Font.SANS_SERIF, Font.Bold, 36);

Also, be aware of the several variations of deriveFont().

More details may be found in the tutorial:


Picking up on this, and repeating some of what those references try to teach,
the actual fonts on any given system vary. Just like you might or might not
find a particular file on any given hard drive, you might or might not find a
particular font there.

The physical fonts to which John alludes are the uncertain ones, though many
such as "Courier" are so widespread as to be fairly reliable. The logical
fonts are the ones Java guarantees to be present, but you might find them dull
and boring.

If you want to play with physical fonts you'll need some means of what's
called "discovery" - a way for the software to read the system or some
configuration to find out what's there.

You should have the Javdocs bookmarked and refer to them often.

As in many times a day.

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