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From Daniel Rosenberg <daniel.rosenb...@mawell.com>
Subject Re: Problem generating PDF with FOP 0.20.5 and Latin Modern fonts
Date Tue, 27 Nov 2007 08:14:51 GMT
Ok, so I can have only one entry for each unique font triplet? Is this
due to a shortcoming in FOP, or due to limitations in PDF?

/ Daniel


On Mon, 2007-11-26 at 14:56 +0000, Vincent Hennebert wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
> 
> Daniel Rosenberg wrote:
> > Yes,
> > 
> > but isn't this characteristics of 'differently sized' fonts there to
> > optimize readability and aesthetics of a font when typesetted in
> > different sizes?
> 
> You’re right. Those numbers are indeed sizes and correspond to an 
> optimal point size at which the font looks best. Even if, being 
> described in a vectorial format, they can be scaled to any size.
> 
> I don’t think the way you did will work, although that would be the most 
> desirable one. I believe the only way is to “cheat” by hard-coding the 
> font size in the family name:
>     <font kerning="yes" metrics-file="lmr12.xml" embed-file="lmr12.pfb">
>       <font-triplet name="LMRoman-12" style="normal" weight="normal"/>
>     </font>
> 
> In your FO document, you would change the font family in addition to
> changing the font size:
>     <fo:block font-family="LMRoman-12" font-size="12pt"...
> 
> That may be an easy change depending on the way you generate your FO 
> files.
> 
> HTH,
> Vincent
> 
> 
> > Scaling works fine, but I guess the result will be
> > even better if all availabe fonts are utilized?
> > 
> > / Daniel
> > 
> > 
> > On Mon, 2007-11-26 at 09:25 +0100, Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> >> I think you've got that wrong. The numbers behind the font names are not
> >> sizes. I don't know the English word for the typography term, but in
> >> this font family: the lower the number, the wider the individual
> >> characters and the character spacing.
> >>
> >> Type 1 fonts are scalable, so you don't need different fonts for
> >> different sizes.
> >>
> >> Jeremias Maerki
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On 25.11.2007 02:17:30 Daniel Rosenberg wrote:
> >>> Hi, I have another question. The Latin Modern fonts have different
> >>> versions of different sizes of fonts. Can I utilize this in my
> >>> generated PDF document?
> >>>
> >>> For example, I'd like to include something like
> >>>
> >>> <font metrics-file="type1/public/lm/lmr10.xml" kerning="yes"
> >>> embed-file="type1/public/lm/lmr10.pfb">
> >>>     <font-triplet name="LMRoman" style="normal" weight="normal"/>
> >>> </font>
> >>> <font metrics-file="type1/public/lm/lmr12.xml" kerning="yes"
> >>> embed-file="type1/public/lm/lmr12.pfb">
> >>>     <font-triplet name="LMRoman" style="normal" weight="normal"/>
> >>> </font>
> >>> <font metrics-file="type1/public/lm/lmr17.xml" kerning="yes"
> >>> embed-file="type1/public/lm/lmr17.pfb">
> >>>     <font-triplet name="LMRoman" style="normal" weight="normal"/>
> >>> </font>
> >>>
> >>> in my userconfig.xml and then (in some way) switch between the
> >>> differently sized fonts.
> >>>
> >>> / Daniel
> 
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