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From Manuel Mall ...@arcus.com.au>
Subject Re: FOP font width for custom font (Arial)
Date Sat, 19 Nov 2005 13:01:27 GMT
On Sat, 19 Nov 2005 08:28 pm, Mike Trotman wrote:
> There is one other thing to check for - that your printed PDF is not
> being 'scaled to fit', use draft quality etc.
>  - because I forgot once and wasted a lot of time.

Mike, thank you!!!

That was exactly the problem why my PDFs printed in an apparent bigger 
font size than the Word sample.

As far as I can tell the print rendering of both Word and FOP trunk 
generated PDFs is identical when using the same font, font size, 
weight, no kerning, no justification, NO PRINT SCALING, etc....

Manuel
>
> Mike
>
> The Web Maestro wrote:
> > On Nov 17, 2005, at 5:22 PM, Manuel Mall wrote
> >
> >> I just did my own test and the results are intriguing (using the
> >> latest version of FOP). There is certainly a big difference
> >> between Word and FOP.
> >>
> >> It appears that FOP ignores the font-weight="bold". That is the
> >> text is rendered identically for font-weight="bold" and
> >> font-weight="normal".
> >
> > This may be due to a lack of a font-triplet for BOLD, although
> > you're using Arial (aren't you?) so IMO it should Just Work(tm)
> >
> >> Secondly it appears to be rendered in nearly the same size as Word
> >> renders at font size 14.
> >>
> >> This is when the font is embedded into the PDF.
> >
> > This may be the problem. It may not be embedding the 'bold' version
> > of the font for some reason.
> >
> >> Converting my FO example to HTML/CSS both IE and FireFox render it
> >> identically and consistent with Word.
> >>
> >> This seems to need some further investigation...
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Web Maestro Clay

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