Read numbers from java window

Allen allenfans at
Fri Feb 13 10:50:23 UTC 2009

What is a java window ?


On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 9:20 PM, Flyingimmi <flyingimmi at> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I'm trying to read continuously updated numbers from a java window. ( I
> don't have the source code for the program)
> I was  already able to do this using a custom OCR algorithm but this is a
> bit slow and too error-prone.
> Second I tried to find the memory address where the most recent value was
> stored and simply checked the
> same memory address over and over again. This work as well to some extend ,
> after a changing period of time the new
> values where stored a different location and I was not able to get access
> to
> the updated values anymore. I can only suspect was happened but I guess
> some
> kind of memory allocation. ( I was using the Sun Java Runtime on Ubuntu
> 8.10
> )
> Since all my ideas failed so far, I'm curious if there is a chance to read
> number ( or characters ) from a java window
> if I use OpenJDK. Any hint suggesting where I can find information for this
> task a very much appreciated.
> best regards flyingimmi
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