Drawing Chinese Characters on Frames

This section provides a tutorial example on how to draw Chinese characters on frame using the drawString() method with a Chinese font selected.

Problem: I want to draw some Chinese characters in a frame.

Solution: You can do in the same way as described in the solution of the previous question. In the paint() method, first change the font of the Graphics object to a Unicode font that supports Chinese characters. Then use drawString() utility method to draw the string with Chinese characters. The following sample code, JFramePaintChinese.java, shows you how to do this.

/* JFramePaintChinese.java
 * Copyright (c) 2014, HerongYang.com, All Rights Reserved.
import java.awt.*;
import javax.swing.*;
public class JFramePaintChinese {
   public static void main(String[] a) {
      JFrame f = new JFrame();
      f.setTitle("Drawing Graphics in Frames");
      f.setContentPane(new MyComponent());
   static class MyComponent extends JComponent {
      public void paint(Graphics g) {
         g.setFont(new Font("SimSun",Font.PLAIN, 12));
         g.drawString("Hello world! - \u7535\u8111\u4F60\u597D\uFF01",

If you run this example, you will get:
Draw Chinese on Frame

Note: You need to have SimSun installed on your system. To verify this, search for C:\windows\fonts\simsun.ttc if you are using a Windows system.

Sample programs listed in this section have been tested with JDK 1.3.1 to 1.8.0.

Last update: 2014.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Java Swing Package

 Graphics Environment of the Local System

JFrame - Main Frame Class

 Creating Frames with Sizes and Locations

 Closing Frame and Terminating Application

 Listing and Interrupting AWT Threads

 "AWT blocker activation interrupted" Error

 "AWT blocker activation interrupted" Error in JDK 1.7

 Displaying Chinese Characters in Frame Title

 Drawing Graphics - Using paint() on Frame

 Drawing Graphics - Using paint() on Component

 Drawing Graphics - Using paint() on Content Pane

Drawing Chinese Characters on Frames

 JLabel - Swing Label Class

 JButton - Swing Button Class

 JRadioButton - Swing Radio Button Class

 JTextField - Swing Text Field Class

 Menu Bar, Menus, Menu Items and Listeners

 Creating Internal Frames inside the Main Frame

 Layout of Components in a Container

 LookAndFeel and UIManager

 Option Dialog Boxes

 JEditorPane - The Editor Pane Class

 SwingWorker - The Background Task Worker


 PDF Printing Version