JDK-8232031 : Release Note: Support for OpenType CFF Fonts
  • Type: Sub-task
  • Component: client-libs
  • Sub-Component: 2d
  • Affected Version: 7u271,8u231,8u241
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Delivered
  • Submitted: 2019-10-08
  • Updated: 2020-07-17
  • Resolved: 2019-11-05
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7u271Resolved 8u231Resolved
Previously, Oracle JDK 8 did not include OpenType CFF fonts (.otf fonts) into the standard logical fonts (such as "Dialog" and "SansSerif"). This resulted in missing glyphs when rendering text. In the most extreme cases where only CFF fonts were installed on the system, a Java exception could be thrown.

Several Linux distributions were affected by this issue because they rely on CFF fonts to support some languages, which is common for CJK (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) languages.

Oracle JDK 8 now uses these CFF fonts, and this issue has been resolved.
Cliff, your last edit changed the semantics so that it is now wrong. < for inclusion in the standard logical fonts > as standard logical fonts The logical fonts are made of up of many physical fonts, so please revert the text or revise to mean this.