PM05140: MISSING FONTS ON ZOS

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APAR status

  • Closed as documentation error.

Error description

  • java on zOS includes references to nonExistant fonts. In
    /J5.0/lib/fonts/fonts.dir file  ,   the TimesNewRoman and
    SansMonoWT fonts are listed .
    But,the fonts directory does not contain the fonts.
    
    This APAR describes how to install these fonts.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • Two font file entries exist in the Java on z/OS sdk file
    $JRE/lib/fontconfig.properties.src, but the corresponding
    fonts do not exist in the fonts directory:
    
     # Font File Names
    filename.-Monotype-TimesNewRomanWT-medium-r-normal--*-%d-75-75-*
    -*-jisx0208.1983-0=$JRE_LIB_FONTS/tnrwt_j.ttf
    filename.-Monotype-SansMonoWT-medium-r-normal--*-%d-75-75-*-*-ji
    sx0208.1983-0=$JRE_LIB_FONTS/mtsansdj.ttf
    
    Should customers have a need for these fonts on zOS, they may
    purchase one of the following:
    
    Infoprint WorldType Fonts for AFP Clients or Infoprint World
    Type Fonts for AFP Servers as part of program 5648-E77
    
    -  Function EA970000  0014 _ World Trade AFP Clients
    -  Function 1A970000  0013 _ World Trade AFP Servers
    
    Once the product is obtained,
    copy mtsdj__b.ttf  from the BITMAPS directory of CD Monotype
    Sans Duospace WorldType and tnr_j__b.ttf from BITMAPS directory
    of CD Times New Roman WorldType  to their workstation.
    
    Transfer the two files from the workstation to System z
    Rename mtsdj__b.ttf to and to mtsansdf.ttf
    Rename tnr_j__b.ttf  to tnrwt_j.ttf .
    Place them in the desired fonts directory .
    Delete the font files from the workstation.
    
    Other Useful information:
    -------------------------
    Font overview:
    http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/docs/guide/intl/addingfonts.html#ad
    ding
    Font configuration file:
    http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/guides/intl/fontconf
    ig.html
    Physical fonts in Sun JRE:
    http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/docs/guide/intl/physicalfont.html
    

Problem conclusion

  • This defect will be fixed in:
    5.0.0 SR12
    .
    The fonts can also be installed as described
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM05140

  • Reported component name

    JAVA 5 Z/OS 31

  • Reported component ID

    620500105

  • Reported release

    500

  • Status

    CLOSED DOC

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-01-13

  • Closed date

    2010-06-02

  • Last modified date

    2010-07-22

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Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    JAVA 5 Z/OS 31

  • Fixed component ID

    620500105

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Document information


More support for:

z/OS family

Software version:

5.0

Reference #:

PM05140

Modified date:

2010-07-22

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