Name: jk109818 Date: 03/04/2002
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A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
Default JRE font Lucida, in contrary to Sun's claims,
exclusively supports Arabic characters. Although Farsi
characters are included in the font, it lacks the required
mapping tables (presentation form) to render the five
additional Farsi characters (Farsi Yeh \06CC; Gaf \u06AF;
Peh \067E; Jeh \0698; Tcheh \0686) in its correct form in
context. As a result Microsoft Windows-1256 codepage is
not fully supported by this font.
I would like Sun to include a corrected version of the
font in future versions of JRE as it won't cost them more
than a tiny kilobytes.
This bug can be reproduced always.
CUSTOMER WORKAROUND :
Load a correct font such as Times New Roman Ver 2.95 by
createFont method of java.awt.Font
(Review ID: 143571)