I should add that this ought to work under any operating system. To make
any font visible to the Java Virtual Machine, just copy it into the
lib/fonts (lib\fonts, whatever) directory of your Java installation and
then restart any Java apps you have going. The font should show up in
the fonts menu of any app that gives you a choice of fonts.
Daniel O'Donnell wrote:
>Forwarded for Peter Baker... This does work.
> Re: TAN: Oxygen help
> Peter Baker <[log in to unmask]>
> Wed, 08 Mar 2006 13:51:07 -0500
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> You've got to copy the fonts to a place visible to your JVM. On my
> laptop (Ubuntu) that is /usr/lib/j2sdk1.5-sun/jre/lib/fonts. Under
> /usr/share/fonts the JVM seems to find all the fonts that came with
> the system, but none of the ones I added later. I don't know why this
> is or how to make other fonts in those locations visible to Java,
> which does not appear to use fontconfig.
> Daniel O'Donnell wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have a linux/oxygen question that some experienced Oxygen users on
>> this list might be able to help with. Please forgive the TAN, but I need
>> to get a text encoded right away, and am hoping I can avoid an overnight
>> wait from Oxygen support
>> I have a text entirely in runes which I want to encode in P4. The font
>> used in the original document was Junicode with is Unicode compliant.
>> And when I cut and paste the text into the document editor, Oxygen is
>> recognising the unicode code points.
>> The problem is that the default text font in Oxygen doesn't have any
>> characters at these code points. I've installed Junicode and checked
>> that it is available to programs. When I view the text in Open Office, I
>> can select Junicode as a font for the characters.
>> There is a way in Oxygen of changing the default fonts for the editor,
>> the text, or the GUI. But I can't seem to point Oxygen to the right
>> font. When I go to Options>Preferences>Fonts, I am given a list of
>> fonts, but none of the ones I just installed. I've checked the directory
>> is listed in the fonts.cache-1 file in the parent, and, as I say, they
>> are showing up in other programs. I've also restarted Oxygen several
>> times, logged out and back in of Gnome, and just tried a reboot, all to
>> no avail.
>> Is there something special one needs to do to get Oxygen to recognise a
>> fonts directory, or does it gets its fonts from somewhere special? I've
>> got everything in /usr/share/fonts/truetype/windowsfonts/ The fonts were
>> installed using mkfontdir and fc-cache.