Re: How to display symbolic fonts

Knute Johnson <>
Tue, 22 Aug 2006 14:19:43 -0700
Oliver Wong wrote:

"juergen" <> wrote in message

I want to write an application displaying musical symbols. I am using a
ttf-Font: fughetta.ttf (
Programming with C in linux works, using


With Java, I put the ttf font in the jre/lib/fonts directory and edited
the font.dir file.
I used the Font.createFont() command.
But the symbols don't show. Neither are they displayed by other Java
programs (Opcion).
Thanks a lot, Juergen

   Rather than expect the end user to always copy the font to the
appropriate directory and editing their font.dir file, consider using
the createFont() method to dynamically load a font at runtime:,

   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:

   - Oliver


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

"\u1D100" doesn't work.



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