Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX.

He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.

Interesting change in File handling between Java 6 and Java 7

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One of the things we do in our PDF library is to scan the Font directories (ie C:/win and /Library/fonts) for any TrueType or OpenType fonts to use in our PDF viewer. On the Mac, this contains some ‘interesting’ files.

When we switched over to Java 7, they started to show this error in our code….

java.io.FileNotFoundException: /Library/Fonts/������������������������ ProN W4.otf (No such file or directory)

at java.io.FileInputStream.open(Native Method)
at java.io.FileInputStream.<init>(FileInputStream.java:138)
at java.io.FileInputStream.<init>(FileInputStream.java:97)

We can easily trap this by checking the file exists first with

new File(fontPath + currentFont).exists()

but it is a definite change in the way the File function works. Have you found any similar ‘changes’?

This post is part of our “Fonts Articles Index” in these articles we explore Fonts.

Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX.

He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.

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