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From Daniel Noll <dan...@nuix.com.au>
Subject Re: FOP Unicode problem
Date Mon, 20 Feb 2006 02:58:33 GMT
Sascha Punzmann wrote:
> Yes a lot easier than I thought! But with this I encountered another
> problem!
> my XML looks like this: <para>&#9744; Test text</para>
> if I apply the font-family="ZapfDingbats" then all the para text is
> displayed in this font-family. It it possible to set up an optional
> font-display it the character isn't available in the primary
> font-family?

Now you're back on the track I was on a few months ago, wishing that FOP 
could automatically substitute fonts when a character isn't found in the 
specified font (Java's font substitution already works in Java2D when 
you draw strings, if only it could be used directly for this. ;-))

We got around our issue by using Arial Unicode MS, but I can't guarantee 
if that particular font also has the symbols in it (we used it in order 
to support CJK and Latin text in the same document without getting 
bad-looking Latin text.)

The irritating thing about Arial Unicode MS though, is that it's hard to 
find (MS took it down from their font download pages, so it only 
officially comes with some versions of Office now) and it's not freely 


Daniel Noll

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