Re: problem with java displaying unicode, under ms-windows

Lew <>
Sun, 22 Jul 2012 13:15:42 -0700
Philip Brown wrote:

Lew wrote:

Philip Brown wrote:
I'm hoping someone can tell me the magic to get java [sic] (6 or 7) to display unicode [sic] chars under ms-windows [sic]?

This is really an OS question.

Java will emit characters using the target OS&#39;s encoding by default.

The fact is that Java is already displaying Unicode characters. However it is
Windows that is failing to render them.

Do you set the encoding explicitly in your program.

I think I did.

Then show us the line of code where you did.

You don't need to guess. Look at the code. You either will see an encoding
specified or you won't.

If I didnt, wouldnt it fail under macos [sic]?

Not if the default encoding of the platform and available fonts just
coincidentally happen to be what you want.

It works under macos [sic], as I said.

Yes, and that's not relevant.

Similarly, if I failed to set the encoding properly... wouldnt it just display gibberish chars?

No. It will either display the characters that correspond according to its own
encoding, or the placeholder for characters that it doesn't recognize or for
which it doesn't have an appropriate font.

And what do you mean by "gibberish"?

Instead, its displaying the old empty square "no font mapping for this char" glyph.

Eh, so absent your answer about what encoding you specified, I can only guess
that either the Windows encoding doesn't give you what you want, which
historically has been an issue with Windows but I don't know about your
version, or you don't have the fonts you need.

Since you won't confirm your encoding choices, or even show the code you
vaguely describe with respect to the fonts you select, it's a little difficult
to take the answer any further.

Similarly.. when it attempts to display a char, it is displaying ONE empty-square.
If the encoding was not set, it would display two empty chars, since it's displaying a 2-byte "widechar"

Maybe. Maybe not. It depends on what the default platform encoding is.

Not to mention that the same program has worked under earlier versions of windows and jre.
(And by "same program", I mean *same* program)

OK, whatever.

Honi soit qui mal y pense.

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