Availability of Lucida fonts with OpenJDK 11

Tredinnick, Jacob jacob_tredinnick at mentor.com
Mon Dec 24 16:48:21 UTC 2018


My team is currently working on migrating some of our (mostly Desktop & Swing-based) applications from OracleJDK 8 to OpenJDK 11 and we have discovered that Lucida fonts are not distributed with OpenJDK.
This and other font changes are discussed in the chain here:

Does anyone have any further advice on how best to enable our customers to continue to use these fonts?
Is it feasible for us to obtain an OEM license to ship the fonts (as Oracle presumably did with OracleJDK 10 and earlier)?
Or does anyone know of an open source alternative that is close enough to the fonts previously shipped with OracleJDK?
Or will our customers have to license the fonts themselves in order to use them in our future releases?

Based on initial research, I had found the following site which appears to license the fonts for individuals, sites or OEMs:
Can anyone confirm that this is the correct point of contact regarding the Lucida fonts?

Note:  We have another question about font differences due to Freetype vs T2K, which I will ask on another chain...

Jacob Tredinnick

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