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From Balaji Loganathan <balajilog...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: step-by-step instructions how to print Chinese in PDF?
Date Fri, 10 May 2002 18:55:46 GMT
Nice reply :)

 --- "J.Pietschmann" <j3322ptm@yahoo.de> wrote: >
Argyn Kuketayev wrote:
>  > I don't see anything about Chinese letters in
> font metrics xml files. Btw, I
>  > don't speak Chinese :) I can't change locale or
> regional settings on the PC
>  > due to deployment restrictions. What glyphs are
> for Chinese? I'm using UTF-8
>  > encoding.
> 
> You are supposed to try a *bit* harder. The Unicode
> consortium
>   http://www.unicode.org
> is responsible for allocating character codes. The
> have a sort
> of character names index online
>   http://www.unicode.org/charts/charindex.html
> You'll have to search this, or by The Unicode Book
>   http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201616335/
> and look up character codes which you need. I don't
> speak chinese,
> nor do I have any chinese fonts on my computer, I
> can't help you
> any further on this particular problem.
> Once you know which Unicode codepoints you are going
> to use,
> locate a font. Look into you Windows Font directory,
> or, better,
> use the character table utility. The character table
> utility
> will tell you for the selected fonts whether it is a
> unicode
> font, and if so, you can pick a character and get
> the Unicode
> code point.
> After you've located a font, check with the font
> directory to get
> the windows file name. It should be a TrueType font
> file ending
> in .ttf.
> Follow the instructions in docs/html-docs/fonts.html
> to generate
> a font metrics file and register the font with FOP.
> You'll have
> to do this yourself.
> Prepare a FO document with some characters you think
> should be
> chinese script, and run it through FOP. It is
> possible that you
> are required to explicitely select the font with the
> proper glyphs.
> If you see sharp signs ('#') where you expect the
> chinese script
> to be this means you've screwed up somewhere.
> 
> J.Pietschmann
>  

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