I know how to se the font of a regular JTextArea, but how would I get an reference to the selected text and only select that?

Here is what I have so far:

setFont(new Font(font, style = Font.BOLD, size));

this works but changes whole area

textArea2.getSelectedText().setFont(new Font("sansserif",Font.BOLD, 12));

this doesn't work, and this is what I need..

How can i do this/

I just read that you can't do this in a JTextArea. Im gonna have to convert to JTextPane.

it so easy like walking....

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