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How to use custom fonts in Java ME

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You know that if you are working in Canvas mode in MIDP applications, you can draw text on any position on the screen, based on the system fonts installed on the phone.

But, you see some games and applications that uses some other cool fonts in their applications. How we can do this?

The solution is to use a bitmap-font solution. That is a large PNG file (or other graphic format) that have every character designed as an image. Then, you just have to read that image file and clip every character in another image. Then, to write a sentence, just read every character and draw it one after the other.

Great sample on this feature is hosted on http://developers.sun.com/techtopics/mobility/midp/articles/termemulator3

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