JDK for Solaris Developer's Guide

Java 2DTM Technology

Added 2D features include expanded Linux and Solaris printer support, new methods for creating fonts from files and streams, and new methods related to VolatileImages and hardware acceleration of images. A number of internal changes to text rendering code greatly improve its robustness, performance, and scalability. Other performance work includes hardware-accelerated rendering using OpenGL (disabled by default).

Refer to the documentation at http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/guide/2d/index.html.