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) 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
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.


Table of Contents

 About This Book

 JDK (Java Development Kit)

 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

 JFrame Thread Behavior with JDK 8 to 12

 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

 JCheckBox - Swing Check Box Class

 JRadioButton - Swing Radio Button Class

 JTextField - Swing Text Field Class

 JComboBox - Swing Combo Box 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

 AWT (Abstract Windows Toolkit)

 Integration with Desktop System

 Outdated Tutorials


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