<AWT Dev> font attributes

Phil Race philip.race at oracle.com
Thu Dec 21 22:35:57 UTC 2017

I'm surprised font name is reported for FAMILY - leaving aside the Apple 
oddity of it
being the postscript name.

Maybe a bug there but most apps will call getFamily() for that.

The attributes such as WEIGHT really should be populated.
I think that'll only be populated if you create a font specifying BOLD.

Width is one that would be useful too ..

If you'd like to file a bug it may be a good candidate to fix as it 
would help
apps choose fonts more intelligently.


On 12/21/2017 10:49 AM, Alan Snyder wrote:
> If I run the following code (on macOS), I get no useful information.
> Font[] fonts = ge.getAllFonts();
> for (Font f : fonts) {
>   String family = f.getFamily();
>   if ("Lato".equals(family)) {
>    Map<TextAttribute,?> attributeMap = f.getAttributes();
>    Object o = attributeMap.get(TextAttribute.WEIGHT);
>    System.err.println(f.getFontName() +": " + o);
>   }
> }
> The only attributes with non-null values are the family (which is 
> wrong, it is the font name, e.g. Lato-Black) and the size (which is 1, 
> as expected).
> I know that other information is available, but is there a way to get 
> it using public APIs?
> If not, why not?
>   Alan

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