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importing a .ttf file

 
Chris Dancy
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i noticed that in the api there was a setFont method for JFrame. Now this is what i was wondering. Is it possible to import(by import i mean code it in) a .ttf file into the class and get it to change the font for the entire frame to the custom one i want imported. I tried to do this on my own buy to no avail i got nothing. I just want to be able to include the .ttf file with my program, probably in a jar, and have it that new Font be used throughout my entire ui, without setting to each additional component. I just need help coding this, cause i tried and nothing, if anyone has any solutions that would be great.
 
Jeff Albertson
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1. You can include font files in a jar, like any other resource, then access them through Font's static createFont method, which can be passed an InputStream.

2. You can use javax.swing.UIManager and UIDefaults to change the look-and-feel defaults before you create any swing components. It's easy: here's a demo. I preserved the font's style (bold, italic) but I increased the size 20%. For this code to work, the ttf file must be in in the same place (directory or directory-in-jar) as the class file.
 
Chris Dancy
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Thanks for the help. Ive been struggling with this for quite sometime trying to get it to work. Thanks for the sample code too, it really helps.

Sincerely,

Chris Dancy
 
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