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tips:java:missingsymbollinux [2009/06/08 12:10] (current)
erik created
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 +====== Missing Symbol font when running Java under Linux ======
  
 +** Problem ** 
 +
 +Running Java under Linux returns the following error:
 +
 +  Font specified in font.properties not found
 +  [[-symbol-medium-r-normal-*-%d-*-*-p-*-adobe-fontspecific]]
 +
 +** Solution **
 +
 +Get a copy of the TrueType font ''​symbol.ttf''​ from a Windows machine (usually located in ''​C:​\WINNT''​ or ''​C:​\WINDOWS''​) and place it in the JDK fonts directory (e.g. ''/​usr/​java/​jdk1.3.0_01/​jre/​lib/​fonts/''​)
 +
 +Edit the ''​fonts.dir''​ file also located in the font directory, include the following:
 +
 +  symbol.ttf -urw-symbol-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-adobe-fontspecific
 +
 +//(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 ''​fonts.dir''​ file.
 +
 +You may have to repeat the procedure with JRE if also installed (e.g. ''/​usr/​java/​jre/​lib/​fonts''​)
tips/java/missingsymbollinux.txt · Last modified: 2009/06/08 12:10 by erik