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From "Pascal Sancho" <pascal.san...@takoma.fr>
Subject RE: FOP Unicode problem
Date Fri, 17 Feb 2006 16:06:14 GMT
Hi Sascha,
I've yet provided a pure xslt solution to handle special characters.
You can find it here:
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=fop-user&m=111038776332200&w=2

 
Pascal

> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Jeremias Maerki [mailto:dev@jeremias-maerki.ch] 
> 
> On 17.02.2006 15:54:29 Sascha Punzmann wrote:
> > ok I searched a bit in the mailing list, but couldn't find 
> the right 
> > thing.
> 
> The following may help you:
> http://www.nabble.com/RE%3A-when-apache-FOP-will-full-support-
> font-family-lists-and-font-selection-strategy--t809908.html#a2103632
> 
> > Isn't it possible to copy this specail character from the 
> > "ZapfDingbats" font directly into the font-metric I'm using 
> (I'm using 
> > a custom one already)? If so, how can I do this?
> 
> No, that doesn't work. This is only about the font metrics. 
> It doesn't mean that the missing character is suddenly and 
> magically available in the font. The actual glyph will still 
> be missing.
> 
> > Maybe there exists a
> > documentation about the whole concept behind the font?
> 
> Sure: http://partners.adobe.com/public/developer/font/index.html
> But I guess you will not want to go in the business of 
> patching fonts, although there are tools out there that could 
> help you. But then, licensing problems may crop up and things 
> like that. It would be better to help us implement the full 
> extent of the font-family and font-selection-strategy properties.
> 
> > 
> > fop-users@xmlgraphics.apache.org schrieb am 17.02.06 15:23:59:
> > > 
> > > XSL-FO allows you to specify a list of font names in the 
> font-family 
> > > property but this is not supported by FOP, yet (FOP uses 
> the first 
> > > font in the list it supports regardless of the characters 
> to be rendered).
> > > You'll have to find a TrueType font that contains all the 
> > > characters. In that case you're back to creating a XML 
> font metrics 
> > > file using the TTFReader. You may also want to look 
> through the mailing list archives.
> > > I think I remember certain suggestions for alternative 
> work-arounds.
> > > 
> > > On 17.02.2006 15:13:21 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?
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > fop-users@xmlgraphics.apache.org schrieb am 17.02.06 15:01:15:
> > > > > 
> > > > > ZapfDingbats is one of the base 14 fonts which are 
> available in 
> > > > > FOP without doing anything special (at least when you 
> render to PDF and PS).
> > > > > So, provided that the Unicode value is correct (I haven't 
> > > > > checked), you can simply specify 
> font-family="ZapfDingbats" and 
> > > > > your checkbox should be shown. So, you see it's a lot simpler 
> > > > > than you thought. :-)
> > > > > 
> > > > > On 17.02.2006 14:44:24 Sascha Punzmann wrote:
> > > > > > I know it is an topic that has been discussed several times

> > > > > > here, but I really canot find the solution for me! 
> If I want 
> > > > > > to add a unicode character for a checkbox "&#9744; -->

> > > > > > &#9744;" The PDF only contains a "#". So far I 
> understand that 
> > > > > > I need to convert this symbol somehow into an XML 
> Font Metric to use it in the PDF Creation. But I don't know how.
> > > > > > I tried to convert "ZapfDingbats" to such a XML 
> file, but it 
> > > > > > failed due to a missing Unicode cmap table. So my 
> question is, 
> > > > > > how do I get this symbol into my PDF?


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