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From Vincent Hennebert <vincent.henneb...@anyware-tech.com>
Subject Re: Problem generating PDF with FOP 0.20.5 and Latin Modern fonts
Date Mon, 26 Nov 2007 14:56:24 GMT
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"/>

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 


> 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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