Japanese font conf for JDK16 to use IPA font

Jung-uk Kim jkim at FreeBSD.org
Fri Feb 27 10:02:06 PST 2009

On Friday 27 February 2009 11:59 am, Jung-uk Kim wrote:
> On Friday 27 February 2009 12:51 am, Daichi GOTO wrote:
> > Hi greg :)
> >
> > How about to deploy or integrate included fontconfig.properties
> > file to /usr/local/jdk1.6.0/jre/lib/fontconfig.properties or
> > /usr/local/jdk1.6.0/jre/lib/fontconfig.properties.src.
> >
> > I have known some Japanese java developers have been giving up to
> > use FreeBSD and Java as their default development environment
> > because FreeBSD JDK16 default configurations lacks of proper
> > Japanese font setting.
> >
> > Right now, IPA font(japanese/ipa-ttfonts) is proper high quality
> > font as Japanese font. To enable that font as default font makes
> > a lot of sense.
> >
> > I have checked included one with JDK16 and OpenJDK6, that looks
> > like working well.
> I have been using the attached properties for korean fonts for many
> years, which uses korean/unfonts-ttf.  Baekmuk fonts in your
> properties are unmaintained and obsolete.  Un-series fonts are de
> facto standard for korean FOSS projects these days.  One of the
> reasons is it works pretty well with Freetype2.  I believe many
> FOSS projects still use Baekmuk because Redhat does. :-(
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=112877

It is little OT but I found Fedora project approved Un-series fonts as 
the next default korean fonts:


"Fontconfig has been changed upstream to use UN as default Korean font 
set instead of Baekmuk (current Fedora Korean font)."


Jung-uk Kim

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