Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Using Urdu in Java

Other day someone asked me how to use Urdu fonts in Java. So for a sample java program that uses urdu font, you need to do following:

1. Download Nafees Nastaleeq Urdu font from CRULP.

2. Copy the font in C:\WINDOWS\Fonts folder

3. Create following java program. It should display "Usman" in Urdu.

import java.awt.*;
import javax.swing.*;

public class BasicDraw {
public static void main(String[] args) {
new BasicDraw();
BasicDraw() {
// Create a frame
JFrame frame = new JFrame();

// Add a component with a custom paint method
frame.getContentPane().add(new MyComponent());

// Display the frame
int frameWidth = 200;
int frameHeight = 200;
frame.setSize(frameWidth, frameHeight);

class MyComponent extends JComponent {
// This method is called whenever the contents needs to be painted
public void paint(Graphics g) {
int style = Font.PLAIN;
int size = 24;
Font font = null;
font = new Font("Nafees Nastaleeq", style, size);
String text = "\u0639\u062b\u0645\u0627\u0646";

// Draw a string such that its base line is at x, y
int x = 80;
int y = 40;
g.drawString(text, x, y);

4. The resulting image should look like:

Thursday, June 11, 2009

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