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From Mike Trotman <mike.trot...@datalucid.com>
Subject Re: FOP font width for custom font (Arial)
Date Sat, 19 Nov 2005 12:28:21 GMT
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

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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