Why are Japanese font mappings broken when displayed in a Java AWT application?

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  • Java AWT based GUI applications running in the Japanese locale show no fonts, only placeholders are displayed.
  • Japanese font mappings are broken
  • Java GUI applications running in Japanese locale show no fonts.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0
  • java-1.6.0-openjdk-
  • java-1.6.0-ibm-

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