[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] RFR: 8244621: [macos10.15] Garbled FX printing plus CoreText warnings on Catalina when building with Xcode 11

Prasanta Sadhukhan prasanta.sadhukhan at oracle.com
Mon Jun 1 12:21:27 UTC 2020

Hi Phil,

I was reading somewhere that the warning is caused by JDK-8234916. Will 
we still get the problem if we remove 8234916?

On 22-May-20 2:26 AM, Philip Race wrote:
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8244621
> Webrev : http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~prr/8244621/
> macOS ships some UI fonts which it does not enumerate, all having 
> names beginning with "."
> It expects you to create them using APIs such as
> CTFontCreateUIFontForLanguage(kCTFontSystemFontType, 0, NULL);
> or
> nsFont = [NSFont systemFontOfSize:1.0];
> In apps built with all SDKs to date, so long as you can get the real 
> "." name you can still
> request it by name.
> But with the latest Xcode 11 this not only prints a warning that you 
> should not do it,
> it also gives you Times New Roman instead - not a standard UI font - 
> probably a choice
> so it is obvious it is not a UI font.
> Our problem here is that JavaFX uses the system font as its "logical" 
> font called System
> and also JavaFX uses Java 2D for printing. It messages over the ".*" 
> name to Java 2D
> to use as the font to print. But with the latest Xcode 2D is not 
> allowed to create the font using that name.
> This fix changes the JDK code for macOS that creates the native font 
> pointer to check if the name being requested
> is one of the UI fonts. If it is, then it uses the NSFont 
> systemFontOfSize API to create the font, which fixes the problem.
> If someone asks for a random name such as ".foo"
> Note that
> 1) JDK only enumerates the regular and bold system font which is all 
> FX uses.
> 2) The fix *could* have just tested to see if the requested name 
> begins with "." and that worked too but it
> wasn't clear what would happen if there is some other font called 
> ".Foo". We tested and
> names starting with "." seem to be absolutely reserved for these 
> system fonts on macOS
> If you see such a font. it is a system font. We tested and if you have 
> a random name such as ".FOO"
> macOS does the same thing - it assumes it is a system font and won't 
> give it to you.
> So probably testing for a "." prefix would have been OK but as written 
> it is more certain and
> is robust against Apple changing the nameing scheme to be (sa) a "~" 
> prefix.
> No regression test as this isn't easily testable and the main place it 
> matters is FX printing.
> However we've verified this on 10.13.6 with the old tool chain and 
> 10.15.2 with the new toolchain
> and fixes the warnings and FX printing.
> The removal of adding the fixed width font is because we never needed 
> it and it is just Monaco anyway ...
> -phil.

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