JDK-6683472 : Incorrect handling of translation component of font transform.
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: client-libs
  • Sub-Component: 2d
  • Affected Version: 6
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2008-04-02
  • Updated: 2011-03-07
  • Resolved: 2011-03-07
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The program below shows that when a font has a transformation such
that it includes a rotation and translation component, that TextLayout
and drawString disagree on the rendering location for that text.

import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
import java.awt.geom.*;
import javax.swing.*;
import java.util.HashMap;
import java.awt.font.*;
import java.awt.event.*;

public class txbug extends Component {

    public Dimension getPreferredSize() {
            return new Dimension(500, 300);
    public void paint(Graphics g) {

        Graphics2D g2d = (Graphics2D)g;
        int x=130, y=130;

        String s = "Text";
        Font fnt = new Font("SansSerif", Font.PLAIN, 60);

        int xt=50, yt=90;
        AffineTransform aff = AffineTransform.getTranslateInstance(xt, yt);
        aff.rotate(90.0 * Math.PI/180.0);

        g.drawLine(x+xt-10, y+yt-10, x+xt+10, y+yt+10);
        g.drawLine(x+xt+10, y+yt-10, x+xt-10, y+yt+10);

        fnt = fnt.deriveFont(Font.PLAIN, aff);
        g.drawString(s, x, y);
        FontRenderContext frc = g2d.getFontRenderContext();
        HashMap attrMap = new HashMap();
        fnt = fnt.deriveFont(attrMap);
        TextLayout tl = new TextLayout(s, fnt, frc);
        tl.draw(g2d, (float)x, (float)y);
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        JFrame f = new JFrame("Rotated font with translation");
        f.getContentPane().add(new txbug());
        f.setSize(600, 400);

EVALUATION drawString is handling this by translating the rendering position. TextLayout, because it handles multiple runs of text, tries to be compatible, but is incorrectly extracting the translation.