After Upgrading to Either JRE 1.5.0_XX or 1.6.0_XX the Default Font for Hebrew Characters has Changed from "Arial" to "David"

(Doc ID 972975.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

This document is being delivered to you via Oracle Support's Rapid Visibility (RaV) process and therefore has not been subject to an independent technical review.


After upgrading to either JRE 1.5.0_XX or 1.6.0_XX we find that the default font for Hebrew characters has changed from "Arial" (as it was originally with JInitiator into "David" (with the new JRE).

Expected Behaviour

JRE should use the same default font for all java plugin releases

Steps To Reproduce

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

1:- Upgrade to JRE 1.5.0_XX or 1.6.0_XX
2:- Launch any forms based application as a Hebrew user.

Business Impact

Due to this issue, Users find it difficult to read the Hebrew characters.


Upgrade to JRE 1.5.0_XX or 1.6.0_XX


Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms