Hebrew fonts

This page illustrates how the PCFFont class can be used to display Hebrew text without worrying about what browser or fonts are being used by the person viewing the page -- the Java applet looks after the fonts.

This page uses the DrawText applet, which simply reads in a text file and displays it using the specified font. In this case, the text file is part of an Israeli Government page.

To use this applet, you first need to unzip pcffont.zip into a directory "pcffont". Next, you need to copy the appropriate font into a directory "pcf". (For Hebrew, the font is heb8x13.pcf.) Next, get DrawText.class. Next, create your text file (in this case hebrew.txt). Finally, add an applet tag to your html file; the following tag generates the above text.

<applet code="DrawText.class" align=middle width=550 height=400>
<param name="file" value="hebrew.txt">
<param name="font" value="pcf/heb8x13.pcf">

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Ken Shirriff: shirriff@eng.sun.com
This page: http://www.righto.com/java/fonts/hebrew.html
Copyright 1998 Ken Shirriff. Java and other Java-based names are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. and refer to Sun's family of Java-branded technologies. Use of this software is subject to the terms of the license agreement.