Re: build a browser in java

"onetitfemme" <>
27 Sep 2006 20:51:34 -0700

Since the fonts I use don't include chinese characters (but dingbat
symbols) I get a small rectangle followed by the scissors.

 yeah! good i18n Fonts you may find at (Got infor after some googling
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 Arial Unicode MS - 38,917 characters (50,377 glyphs) in version 1.01
 OpenType layout tables: Arabic, Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Han
Ideographic, Kana [Hiragana & Katakana], Kannada, Tamil
 Family: Sans-serif
 Styles: Regular
 Availability: Supplied with Microsoft Office 2002 (XP) and Microsoft
Office 2003.
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 Bitstream CyberBit - 29,934 glyphs in version beta v2.0
 OpenType layout tables: Arabic
 Family: Serif
 Styles: Regular
 Availability: Free download from
 Bitstream CyberCJK - 28,686 glyphs in version beta v2.0
 Family: Serif
 Styles: Regular
 Availability: Free download from
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 Code2000 - 51,239 characters (61,864 glyphs) in version 1.16
 Includes many characters that are difficult to find elsewhere, making
it a useful font to assign to the user-defined encoding or character
set in your Web browser, and well worth the $5 registration. Produced
by James Kass.
 Family: Serif
 Styles: Regular
 Availability: shareware $5 payable via paypal to
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 and with this piece of code (again reworking/repurposing yours ;-))
you can load TTFs from a local file (without tinkering with and see both the chinese chars and the scissors
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import java.awt.*;
import javax.swing.*;

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public class UnicodeFrm06{
 private static Font dynFnt32Pt = null;
// __
 public static void main( String args[] ){
// __ with Cyberbit TTF fonts you see then the Chinese chars but not
the scissors
  String aTTF_Fl = "/lib/fonts/Cyberbit.ttf";
// __ with CODE2000 TTF fonts you see both
  aTTF_Fl = "/lib/fonts/CODE2000.TTF";
// __
  String aJvHmProp = System.getProperty("java.home");
  File Fl = new File(aJvHmProp, aTTF_Fl);
  String aFlPath = Fl.getAbsolutePath();
// __
  float fSz = 32f;
  dynFnt32Pt = setCtxtFonts(aFlPath, fSz);
  if(dynFnt32Pt != null){
   JFrame frame = new JFrame("UnicodeFrm06");
   frame.setDefaultCloseOperation( JFrame.DISPOSE_ON_CLOSE );
   JLabel Ji18nLbl = new JLabel("\u4e10 \u2704");
   Ji18nLbl.setToolTipText(" TTFs from: " + aFlPath);
  else{ System.err.println("// __ Fonts could not be set from file: |"
+ aFlPath + "|"); }
// __ loading fonts from a data feed programatically
 private static Font setCtxtFonts(String aFlPath, float fSz){
  Font Fnt = null;
   FileInputStream FIS = new FileInputStream((new File(aFlPath)));
   Font dynFnt = Font.createFont(Font.TRUETYPE_FONT, FIS);
   Fnt = dynFnt.deriveFont(fSz);
  }catch(FileNotFoundException FlNF){ FlNF.printStackTrace(); }
    catch(FontFormatException FFX){ FFX.printStackTrace(); }
     catch(IOException IOX){ IOX.printStackTrace(); }
// __

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