Kaffe Klasses - which way are we headed?

alanlb at access.rrinc.com alanlb at access.rrinc.com
Fri Mar 19 07:08:54 PST 1999

On Fri, 19 Mar 1999, Maksim Lin wrote:

| A question about kaffe+swing that I do have is why do the fonts look
| different ?
| It was my understanding that swing draws almost everything (and I
| thought this included fonts) itself in java so why do swing apps fonts
| look one way under the jdk (linux & m$) and another way under kaffe
| (linux) ?

Actually, I believe that Swing/AWT uses native fonts (relying on OS
facilities for font drawing), and that Swing/AWT maps the standardized
font names (e.g., "serif") to a suitable native font (which means the
mapping may differ from one platform to another).


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