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From Jeremias Maerki <...@jeremias-maerki.ch>
Subject Re: Problem using Lucida Console font
Date Thu, 08 May 2008 10:02:29 GMT
On 08.05.2008 10:48:33 John Brown wrote:
> Jeremias Maerki <dev <at> jeremias-maerki.ch> writes:
> > 
> > I have an Ubuntu 8.04 in a VM to play with. So I copied over the Bodoni
> > fonts from that ZIP file you indicated. However, the ZIP does not
> > contain any AFM files for the Bodoni font, just the PFB and PFM.
> You are right. The timestamp was different for the AFM files (2007 as 
> opposed to 1990), so I looked inside one and saw:
> Comment AFM Generated by Ghostscript/pf2afm
> > Looking
> > at these fonts, BTW, gives me a strong impression that these are illegal
> > and altered copies (Some of the fonts give a BBS phone number). Anyway,
> > I had no problems
> Oh well...
> > auto-detecting and using the fonts with FOP 0.95beta.
> fop-trunk also works.
> > If you've installed the fonts in a location other than the directory
> > mentioned in the following Java class:
> >
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/xmlgraphics/fop/trunk/src/java/org/apache/fop/fonts/autodetect/UnixFontDirFinder.java
> > you'll have to use the "directory" element in the font configuration.
> >
> It worked. All fonts that I have tried so far (TT and Type1) can now
> be used.

Great. Thanks for the feedback. BTW, I've added the additional Unix font
directory: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=654453&view=rev

> By the way, the FOP-trunk online documentation says:
> "Font registration via XML font metrics file is still supported and is still
> necessary if you want to use a TrueType Collection (*.ttc). Direct support for
> TrueType collections may be added later."
> This should be updated, as I can use such fonts. Cambria is an MS font that
> comes with Office 2007, but, for whatever reason, it is included in the
> latest PowerPoint viewer, the installer of which runs on Linux. Cambria.ttf
> contains "Cambria" and "Cambria Math" (which I know only because FOP
> told me) and I can select either one.

I've updated the documentation in SVN. It will go live the next time the
website is published. Thanks for the hint.

> Thanks.
> <snip/>

Jeremias Maerki

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