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From Vincent Hennebert <vincent.henneb...@anyware-tech.com>
Subject Re: different ZapfDingbats mappings
Date Tue, 19 Feb 2008 11:14:30 GMT

Small complement to Jeremias’ answer:

Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> "ZapfDingbats" is one of the base 14 fonts in PDF so a font file isn't
> necessary to produce a PDF. You'll find the Unicode code points to use
> here: http://unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2700.pdf
> One of the available check boxes is: &#x274F;
> You can also take a look at examples/fo/basic/fonts.fo which
> demonstrates the full set of ZapfDingbats characters.
> If you still want the original ZapfDingbats font, you can buy it from
> Adobe. But that shouldn't be necessary.

Moreover, you don’t necessarily need the ZapfDingbats font to render 
check boxes, you can also use any TrueType font that has a glyph for the 
corresponding Unicode character (if you don’t mind embedding the font in 
the resulting PDF). In addition to U+274F you can also choose U+25A1, 
U+25A2, U+25FB, etc. All those characters are available in the DejaVu 
fonts, for example.

Note also that U+F070 is in the Private Use Area of the Unicode 
standard; characters selected in this area will then be specific to the 
font used and the result is likely to not be portable.


> On 19.02.2008 10:15:05 Andreas Siepert wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I want to use the font ZapfDingbats for showing empty checkboxes. The 
>> input comes from OpenOffice where I have to use the character encoding 
>> F070. The PDF result in FOPdoes not look like a checkbox. I found some 
>> mapping table which pointed to encodings like ABE, ABF for the 
>> checkboxes - and this worked.
>> So my question is: Where can I get a ZapfDingbats font file which has 
>> the same mappings as FOP?
>> Thanks for your help
>> Andreas
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> Jeremias Maerki

Vincent Hennebert                            Anyware Technologies
http://people.apache.org/~vhennebert         http://www.anyware-tech.com
Apache FOP Committer                         FOP Development/Consulting

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