Displaying A List Of All Available Fonts Using Java

Most of the tutorials I write in my blogs are because one way or the other I need these programs for myself. I recently ran into a similar situation. I was working on one of application where I was trying to resize an image and put a water mark on top of this image. (This will be my upcoming tutorial). Then I needed a good looking font. I knew there are lots of Fonts installed on my machine, and I can get a preview of them when I use Adobe Photoshop. But I had no idea what would their names be to be used in my application. So I did a little research and wrote this program that list all available fonts from the local system.

First I found the method from ToolKit class. I wrote a simple class to use that method. To my wonder, it just printed 5 fonts. Definitely I didn’t have just five fonts in my machine. The method I used Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getFontList(), which I later discovered was a depricated method and only provided me a few primitive fonts.

So, another small research led me to GraphicsEnvironment.getAvailableFontFamilyNames() method which was what I exactly wanted. It listed the names of all the fonts that are available in my machine.

I am presenting you here a class that uses both the methods mentioned above to find a list of available fonts.

/**
 * @author Kushal Paudyal
 * www.sanjaal.com/java
 * Last Modified On: 05-21-2009
 */
package com.kushal.utils;

import java.awt.GraphicsEnvironment;
import java.awt.Toolkit;

/**
 * Demonstrating  How To Get the
 * Available Font Names Using Java
 *
 */
public class AvailableFontLister {

	public static void main(String args [])
	{
		System.out.println("***************************");
		System.out.println("**Listing Fonts Using Deprecated Method From ToolKit Class**");
		listUsingToolKit();
		System.out.println();

		System.out.println("****************************");
		System.out.println("**Listing Fonts Using Method From GraphicsEnvironment Class**");
		listUsingGraphicsEnvironment ();

	}

	/**
	 * Prints a list of all available fonts from
	 * the local graphics environment.
	 *
	 * The output list varies from manchine to machine
	 */
	public static void listUsingGraphicsEnvironment ()
	{
		GraphicsEnvironment ge= null;

		ge=GraphicsEnvironment.getLocalGraphicsEnvironment();

		String []fontNames=ge.getAvailableFontFamilyNames();

		for (int i = 0; i< fontnames.length; i++) {
			System.out.println(fontnames[i]);
		}
	}

}

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Sample Output Of This Program On My Machine

***************************
**Listing Fonts Using Deprecated Method From ToolKit Class**
Dialog
SansSerif
Serif
Monospaced
DialogInput
<!--more-->
****************************
**Listing Fonts Using Method From GraphicsEnvironment Class**
Agency FB
Algerian
Arial
Arial Black
Arial Narrow
Arial Rounded MT Bold
Arial Unicode MS
Baskerville Old Face
Bauhaus 93
Bell MT
Berlin Sans FB
Berlin Sans FB Demi
Bernard MT Condensed
Blackadder ITC
Bodoni MT
Bodoni MT Black
Bodoni MT Condensed
Bodoni MT Poster Compressed
Book Antiqua
Bookman Old Style
Bookshelf Symbol 7
Bradley Hand ITC
Britannic Bold
Broadway
Brush Script MT
Calibri
Californian FB
Calisto MT
Cambria
Cambria Math
Candara
Castellar
Centaur
Century
Century Gothic
Century Schoolbook
Chiller
Colonna MT
Comic Sans MS
Consolas
Constantia
Cooper Black
Copperplate Gothic Bold
Copperplate Gothic Light
Corbel
Courier New
CourierThai
Curlz MT
Devanagari MT for IBM
Dialog
DialogInput
Edwardian Script ITC
Elephant
Engravers MT
Eras Bold ITC
Eras Demi ITC
Eras Light ITC
Eras Medium ITC
Estrangelo Edessa
Felix Titling
Footlight MT Light
Forte
Franklin Gothic Book
Franklin Gothic Demi
Franklin Gothic Demi Cond
Franklin Gothic Heavy
Franklin Gothic Medium
Franklin Gothic Medium Cond
Freestyle Script
French Script MT
Garamond
Gautami
Georgia
Gigi
Gill Sans MT
Gill Sans MT Condensed
Gill Sans MT Ext Condensed Bold
Gill Sans Ultra Bold
Gill Sans Ultra Bold Condensed
Gloucester MT Extra Condensed
Goudy Old Style
Goudy Stout
Haettenschweiler
Harlow Solid Italic
Harrington
High Tower Text
Impact
Imprint MT Shadow
Informal Roman
Jokerman
Juice ITC
Kristen ITC
Kunstler Script
Latha
Lucida Bright
Lucida Calligraphy
Lucida Console
Lucida Fax
Lucida Handwriting
Lucida Sans
Lucida Sans Typewriter
Lucida Sans Unicode
Magneto
Maiandra GD
Mangal
Marlett
Matura MT Script Capitals
Microsoft Sans Serif
Mistral
Modern No. 20
Monospaced
Monotype Corsiva
MS Mincho
MS Outlook
MS Reference Sans Serif
MS Reference Specialty
MT Extra
MV Boli
Niagara Engraved
Niagara Solid
OCR A Extended
Old English Text MT
Onyx
Palace Script MT
Palatino Linotype
Papyrus
Parchment
Perpetua
Perpetua Titling MT
Playbill
Poor Richard
Pristina
Raavi
Rage Italic
Ravie
Rockwell
Rockwell Condensed
Rockwell Extra Bold
SansSerif
Script MT Bold
Segoe UI
Serif
Showcard Gothic
Shruti
Snap ITC
Stencil
Sylfaen
Symbol
Tahoma
Tempus Sans ITC
Thonburi
Times New Roman
Trebuchet MS
Tunga
Tw Cen MT
Tw Cen MT Condensed
Tw Cen MT Condensed Extra Bold
Verdana
Viner Hand ITC
Vivaldi
Vladimir Script
Webdings
Wide Latin
Wingdings
Wingdings 2
Wingdings 3

P.S. This article was previously published in my another blog at Sanjaal.com