Missing Symbol font when running Java under Linux
Running Java under Linux returns the following error:
Font specified in font.properties not found [[-symbol-medium-r-normal-*-%d-*-*-p-*-adobe-fontspecific]]
Get a copy of the TrueType font
symbol.ttf from a Windows machine (usually located in
C:\WINDOWS) and place it in the JDK fonts directory (e.g.
fonts.dir file also located in the font directory, include the following:
(The white space between the font name and description are spaces not tabs.)
You will also need to add 1 to the number of fonts listed in the first line of the
You may have to repeat the procedure with JRE if also installed (e.g.