To view this page, you should have the most recent Java installed
32-bit JRE (Java Runtime Environment) 1.8.0_102. Use the Firefox
browser for best results.
This Applet will run online in your browser, but it is a hybrid you
can also download, install and run it on your own machine as standalone
application. It will start and run faster if you do that. It will also
work safely even if you have disabled Java in your browser.
FontShower for Swing
This Applet for showing you which Swing fonts you have installed available to Java
and what they look like in various sizes. This Applet will help you write Java code.
It will show you what Swing fonts are available via Java on your machine and what
they look like in a variety of styles, sizes and colours.
Click any ball to view the corresponding colour palette.
BHS: by Brightness, Hue, Saturation
HBS: by Hue, Brightness, Saturation
SBH: by Saturation, Brightness, Hue
Java AWT Colours (16,777,216)
RGB: Numerically (140)
BSH: by Brightness, Saturation, Hue
HSB: by Hue, Saturation, Brightness
SHB: by Saturation, Hue, Brightness
Java Swing Colours (16,777,216)
HTML 3.2 (16)
This Applet will let you generate foreground and background colours from a palette
of any of 16,777,216 numbered colours. This range of colour/color possibilities is
known as the gamut.
Java Requirements and Troubleshooting
is a Java Applet (that can also be run as an application)
to Font Shower for Swing.
You are welcome to install it on your own website.
If it does not work…
If Copy/Paste (Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V) do not work, you can turn them back on by
modifying your java.policy file. This is not for the novice or faint of heart. instructions
Your alternative is to download this program and run it without a browser.
In the Java Control Panel security tab,
click Start ⇒ Control Panel ⇒
Programs ⇒ Java ⇒ Security, configure medium security
to allow self-signed and vanilla unsigned applets to run.
If medium is not available, or if Java security is blocking you from running the program,
configure high security
and add http://mindprod.com
to the Exception Site List at the bottom of the security tab.
Often problems can be fixed simply by clicking the reload button on your browser.
Make sure the Java in your browser is enabled in the security tab of the Java Control panel.
Click Start ⇒ Control Panel ⇒
Programs ⇒ Java ⇒ Security ⇒
Enable Java Content in the browser.
This Java Applet (that can also be run as an application)
needs 32-bit or 64-bit Java 1.8 or later.
For best results use the latest 1.8.0_102 Java.
It works under any operating system that supports Java
e.g. W2K, XP, W2003, Vista, W2008, W7-32, W7-64, W8-32, W8-64, W2012, W10-32, W10-64, Linux, LinuxARM, LinuxX86, LinuxX64, Ubuntu, Solaris, SolarisSPARC, SolarisSPARC64, SolarisX86, SolarisX64 and OSX
You should see the Applet hybrid above looking much like this
If you don’t, the following hints should help you get it working:
Especially if this Applet hybrid has worked before, try clearing the browser cache and rebooting.
To ensure your Java is up to date, check with Wassup.
First, download it and run it as an application independent of your browser,
then run it online as an Applet to add the complication of your browser.
If the above Applet hybrid does not work,
check the Java console for error messages.
If the above Applet hybrid does not work, you might have better luck with the downloadable version available below.
If you are using Mac OS X and would like an improved Look and Feel,
download the QuaQua look & feel
UnZip the contained quaqua.jar
and install it in ~/Library/Java/Extensions
or one of the other ext dirs.
Click the Information bar, and then click Allow blocked content. Unfortunately, this also allows dangerous ActiveX code to run. However, you must do this in order to get access to perfectly-safe Java Applets running in a sandbox. This is part of Microsoft’s war on Java.
Try upgrading to a more recent version of your browser,
or try a different browser e.g. Firefox, SeaMonkey, IE or Avant.
If you still can’t get the program working
click the red HELP button below for more detail.
If you can’t get the above Applet hybrid working
after trying the advice above and from the red HELP button below,
have bugs to report or ideas to improve the program or its documentation,
please send me an email at.
FontShower is displaying the Swing fonts available on your machine via
Java. Other people will have different fonts installed and will see
different selections available via Java on their machines. Your browser will see a
slightly different set of fonts than this Java Applet does. Java has a few extra
private fonts and some browser fonts don’t work with Java.
Some of the fonts may just show empty squares. These are older 8-bit fonts that don’t support 16-bit
Unicode used by Java. Don’t
necessarily delete them ( by clicking Control Panel ⇒ fonts
⇒ delete) since word processing documents, or the
DOS (Disk Operating System) box, may still be using them. on the other hand,
pruning out ugly fonts you never use will speed up your machine.
You may not notice any difference with font-smoothing anti-aliasing. Anti-aliasing
does not work on some machines. Look for the anti-alias smoothing especially in very
large font sizes in capital W in the fonts with thin spidery diagonals, e.g. Bodoni,
Book Antiqua, Garamond, Serif and Zapf Calligraphic.