[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] [Accessibility]Add fontconfig.properties files for SLES10/11, RHEL5, Ubuntu 8.04 etc

Phil Race philip.race at oracle.com
Thu Nov 3 16:19:01 UTC 2011


1. Adding a fontconfig.properties for a distro and version will not make 
it appear on the
     Oracle supported/certified list.  It will remain 
unsupport/uncertified as that's a business decision.

2. Adding fontconfig.properties files is not needed in JDK 7. See 
"Support for Linux Fonts" at

The result is JDK uses the same fonts as the Linux desktop for logical 
fonts which I think is a plus.

So I don't see such a patch as needed. It just restores the maintenance 
pain we have just got rid of.


On 11/3/11 12:42 AM, Jing Lv wrote:
> (Forward this mail for 2d list as it is more appropriate)
> Hello,
>          I see in the list 
> (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/system-configurations-135212.html 
> , so openjdk has the same list for support platform as standard jdk), 
> SLES10/11, RHEL5 are on the list (surprising ubuntu is not), so I 
> suppose  fontconfig.properties is required for SLES10/11, RHEL5,  I'd 
> like to post the patch if no objection.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: 	[Accessibility]Add fontconfig.properties files for 
> SLES10/11, RHEL5, Ubuntu 8.04 etc
> Date: 	Wed, 02 Nov 2011 14:46:51 +0800
> From: 	Jing Lv <lvjing at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> To: 	swing-dev at openjdk.java.net
> Hello,
>         I happen to find out JDK7 miss  fontconfig.properties for
> SLES10/11, RHEL5, Ubuntu 8.04 etc. Are these platforms supported by
> OpenJDK? If so, I suppose add them may be friendly to the customers
> working on that. I've prepare some patch,  the file
> fontconfig.properties and modification on the makefile. I'd like to post
> it on the list if no objection.
>         Thank you.
> Jimmy

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