What is DKSWordArt?
DKSWordArt is a library developed entirely in Java to create original and customizable titles. You have the option to change the text, font, border, texture, shadow and distort the text. The program is only in French, but its easy to understand.

System requirements
  • Minimum JRE: 1.6.0

DKSWordArt on an eComStation machine with Open JDK

Installing DKSWordArt
Download dkswordart_executable_1_1_0.jar. Make a directory/map with the name "dkswordart". Copy the jar file to the new directory "dkswordart". That's all!

The used cmd file
DKSWordArt works with Open JDK in OS/2-eCS. I have a dkswordart.cmd file with the following contents;
@echo off
SET BEGINLIBPATH=[drive: java]\JAVA160ga5\bin
SET path=[drive: java]\JAVA160ga5\bin
[drive: dkswordart]
cd [drive: dkswordart]\dkswordart
java -Duser.home=[drive: dkswordart]\dkswordart -jar dkswordart_executable_1_1_0.jar 2>dkswordart-bugs.txt 
I use 2 separate folders (directories), one for Java and one for DKSWordArt with the files created by this program. The references used in the cmd file;

  • [drive: java] = drive with Java
  • [drive: dkswordart] = drive with DKSWordArt

should be replaced with real drive letters. Save the file and name it "dkswordart.cmd" or use the file from the distribution. This file is copied to the "dkswordart" folder (directory). Furthermore, different paths?, adjust according to your needs.

DKSWordArt on an eComStation machine with Open JDK

Create a new program object. Specify the path and file name: "[drive: dkswordart]\dkswordart\dkswordart.cmd". In the tabpage Session check the boxes "OS/2 window", "Running as an icon" and "Close Window to end program". In the tabpage General you can enter the name "DKSWordArt".

Parameters / options explained
  • The statement "-Duser.home=[drive: dkswordart]\dkswordart" will ensure that DKSWordArt will save all necessary files in own directory instead of saving them in the home directory.
  • The addition "2>dkswordart-bugs.txt" ensures that errors are saved in the file "dkswordart-bugs.txt". The 2 in "2>" is not a typo! The file doesn' stay empty, there is a remark; "Could not load mediaLib accelerator wrapper classes. Continuing in pure Java mode."

In the file you can find the above command files (all drive letters are on set to C:) and an OS/2 DKSWordArt icon: dkswordart-ecs.zip.

revision September 3, 2016