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Thread: Is it possible to print a spade, club, heart, or diamond in java?

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    Default Is it possible to print a spade, club, heart, or diamond in java?

    Hey,

    Ive been researching on how to print out a card suit in java but have had no luck. I tried a few things mentioning Unicode but none of them worked. They all printed "?".

    Any suggestions? I only want to print it to the screen...

    Thanks!


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    Default Re: Is it possible to print a spade, club, heart, or diamond in java?

    Maybe, you need to find an encoding that supports that character and also a font that can display it. The encoding I don't think is too difficult, but i'm not sure it's possible to change the font for the console. If you do it in AWT/Swing, it will definately work.

    Here are some fonts that support (or don't support) the black spade suit character.
    Last edited by helloworld922; October 3rd, 2009 at 02:03 AM.