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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-6738644

JLabel font size significantly depends on the L&F

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P3
    • Resolution: Cannot Reproduce
    • Affects Version/s: 6u10
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: client-libs

      Description

      Font of JLabel significantly depends on the look-and-feel used on some Ubuntu/KDE systems.
      Metal and Nimbus is fine but when using GTK L&F the font size increase more that by 50% and overall design flaws.
      It happens with any JDK.

      Originally reporeted in NetBeans IssueZilla agains NetBeans Installer:
      http://www.netbeans.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=143303

      The attachment (ui.tar.gz) to this CR are made based on the following test class:

      package jlabelcheck;
      import java.awt.Container;
      import java.awt.GridBagConstraints;
      import java.awt.GridBagLayout;
      import java.awt.Insets;
      import java.util.logging.Level;
      import java.util.logging.Logger;
      import javax.swing.JFrame;
      import javax.swing.JLabel;
      import javax.swing.UIManager;
      import javax.swing.UnsupportedLookAndFeelException;
      public class Main {
          public static void main(String[] args) {
              String[] lafs = {"javax.swing.plaf.metal.MetalLookAndFeel",
                  "com.sun.java.swing.plaf.nimbus.NimbusLookAndFeel",
                  "com.sun.java.swing.plaf.gtk.GTKLookAndFeel"
              };
              for (String laf : lafs) {
                  try {
                      UIManager.getInstalledLookAndFeels();
                      UIManager.setLookAndFeel(laf);
                      JLabel label = new JLabel();
                      JFrame theFrame = new JFrame("Label Test");
                      theFrame.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
                      theFrame.setLayout(new GridBagLayout());
                      Container contentPane = theFrame.getContentPane();
                      contentPane.add(label,
                              new GridBagConstraints(0,0,0,0,1,1,GridBagConstraints.CENTER, // anchor
                          GridBagConstraints.BOTH, // fill
                          new Insets(11, 11, 0, 11), // padding
                          0, 0));
                      theFrame.setSize(400, 300);
                      theFrame.setLocation(600, 400);
                      theFrame.setVisible(true);
                      label.setText("<html><br>This is the HTML string sample.<br>" +
                              "This is <b>bold</b> font example.<br>" +
                              "<i>This string is in italic</i><br><br>" +
                              "This is list : <ul><li>first item</li><li>next item</li><li>last one</li></ul>" +
                              "<br><p style=\"font-size:1.2em\">This is big size string</p>");
                      try {
                          Thread.sleep(5000);
                      } catch (InterruptedException ex) {
                          Logger.getLogger(Main.class.getName()).log(Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
                      }
                      theFrame.setVisible(false);
                  } catch (ClassNotFoundException ex) {
                  } catch (InstantiationException ex) {
                  } catch (IllegalAccessException ex) {
                  } catch (UnsupportedLookAndFeelException ex) {
                  }
              }
              System.exit(0);
          }
      }

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            • Assignee:
              peterz Peter Zhelezniakov (Inactive)
              Reporter:
              dlipin Dmitry Lipin
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