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18.24 java.awt.Font (JDK 1.0)

This class represents a font in a platform-independent way. The constructor accepts a font name, style, and point size. In Java 1.0, supported font names are: "TimesRoman," "Helvetica," "Courier," "Dialog," and "DialogInput." In Java 1.1, "Serif," "SansSerif," and "Monospaced" should be used in preference to the first three names. The style may be one of the constants PLAIN, BOLD, or ITALIC, or the sum BOLD+ITALIC.

The class method getFont() looks up the specified name in the system properties list and returns the font specified as the value of that property. It takes an optional Font default to use if the named font property is not found. This allows user customizability.

Use the FontMetrics class if you need to know how tall a font is or how wide a string drawn using that font will be.

public class Font extends Object implements Serializable {
    // Public Constructor
            public Font(String name, int style, int size);
    // Constants
            public static final int BOLD;
            public static final int ITALIC;
            public static final int PLAIN;
    // Protected Instance Variables
            protected String name;
            protected int size;
            protected int style;
    // Class Methods
        1.1  public static Font decode(String str);
            public static Font getFont(String nm);
            public static Font getFont(String nm, Font font);
    // Public Instance Methods
            public boolean equals(Object obj);  // Overrides Object
            public String getFamily();
            public String getName();
        1.1  public FontPeer getPeer();
            public int getSize();
            public int getStyle();
            public int hashCode();  // Overrides Object
            public boolean isBold();
            public boolean isItalic();
            public boolean isPlain();
            public String toString();  // Overrides Object
}

Passed To:

Component.getFontMetrics(), Component.setFont(), ComponentPeer.getFontMetrics(), ComponentPeer.setFont(), Font.getFont(), FontMetrics(), Graphics.getFontMetrics(), Graphics.setFont(), MenuComponent.setFont(), Toolkit.getFontMetrics()

Returned By:

Component.getFont(), Font.decode(), Font.getFont(), FontMetrics.getFont(), Graphics.getFont(), MenuComponent.getFont(), MenuContainer.getFont()

Type Of:

FontMetrics.font


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