The code snippet below displays special characters:

Java Code:
import java.awt.*;
public class TestUnicode extends java.applet.Applet {

  public static final String COPYRIGHT  = "\u00a9";
  public static final String REGISTERED = "\u00ae";

  public void init () {
   setLayout(new FlowLayout());
   Label a = new Label(COPYRIGHT + " ABC");
   Label b = new Label(REGISTERED + " Software");
   add(a); 
   add(b); 
  }
}