I haven’t tested this with other Java components, but if you want/need to get the “system font”, this code gets the default system font from a
val outputArea = new JEditorPane val fontFamily = outputArea.getFont.getFamily
That code is written in Scala, but as you can see, it converts easily to Java. On Mac OS X 10.10,
fontFamily ends up being “Lucida Grande”.
Of course if you just want to get the
Font and not the
FontFamily, just shorten that second line to this:
val font = outputArea.getFont
In a small Scala/Java/Swing app I just wrote, I use that font family to set the font of other components, like this
// this works to set a font, in this case on a button goButton.setFont(new Font(fontFamily, Font.PLAIN, 15)) goButton.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(82, 36))
In that case I also set the
JButton size because I didn’t like the default size.
In summary, if you want to know how to get the default system font in a Java/Swing application, I hope this is helpful, or at least points you in the right direction.