Name: bb33257 Date: 12/04/97
The standard font.properties files should contain fonts
all the major character sets on the platform in question,
including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and the 8859 series.
The only overriding font.properties_xx files should then
be for Chinese and Korean, to reorder their fonts ahead of
A "universal" font, such as CyberBit should be at the very
end of the list to catch outlying characters.
Here are some bugs marked as duplicates of this bug:
4014956: RFE: font properties files should not use locale as a suffix
The convention for properties files is that they use the suffix
.properties. Font properties files are named font.properties.<locale>.
They should be changed to font.<locale>.properties.
4466575: add 'font options' in font.properties
java version "1.2.2"
some font are available only on specific platform,
font.properties should provides a mechanism that
allows to choose the font depends on the
platform that user has running.
"MS Sans Serif" for Sans Serif font in Windows 98,
and "Microsoft Sans Serif" for Sans Serif font in Windows 2000.
(both are use the same JVM - Win32)
4314494: font.properties file configured for largest character set
Make the default font.properties file like the font.properties.x.utf8
on Solaris so larger character sets can be supported.
Name: nt126004 Date: 02/13/2002
FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.0-rc-b91)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.0-rc-b91, mixed mode)
FULL OPERATING SYSTEM VERSION :
SunOS zaphod 5.8 Generic_108529-09 i86pc i386 i86pc
ADDITIONAL OPERATING SYSTEMS :
Any UNIX system
A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
Japanese (for example) fonts are already installed on my
machine. the runtime should automatically use those fonts,
if a program tries to display a unicode character in that range.
It does not.
Prior long-standing bugid 4097028 claims on 2001-08-10
"Will address in next release".
It's the next release. The issue has not been addressed.
All you have to do is add the extra definitions to the
font.properties file. For example, take the
entries from font.properties.UTF8.5.7, and slap them into
the standard font.properties file.
Standard solaris installs HAVE the font
installed, regardless of locale... so USE it, please
EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
Trivial test: I expected to be able to run
and see valid chars in the 3000-30c0 range.
All I see by default is the "unknown symbol" symbol for each
This bug can be reproduced always.
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See "Expected and actual results" .
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(Review ID: 139267)