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From Venkat Reddy <vanukuri.ven...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Base 14 fonts
Date Fri, 04 Dec 2009 13:45:06 GMT

This is from the latest FOP documentation...

    Base-14 Fonts

The Adobe PostScript and PDF Specification specify a set of 14 fonts 
that must be available to every PostScript interpreter and PDF reader: 
Helvetica (normal, bold, italic, bold italic), Times (normal, bold, 
italic, bold italic), Courier (normal, bold, italic, bold italic), 
Symbol and ZapfDingbats.

The following font family names are hard-coded into FOP for the Base-14 
font set:

Base-14 font 	font families
Helvetica 	Helvetica, sans-serif, SansSerif
Times 	Times, Times Roman, Times-Roman, serif, any
Courier 	Courier, monospace, Monospaced
Symbol 	Symbol
ZapfDingbats 	ZapfDingbats

Please note that recent versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader replace 
"Helvetica" with "Arial" and "Times" with "Times New Roman" internally. 
GhostScript replaces "Helvetica" with "Nimbus Sans L" and "Times" with 
"Nimbus Roman No9 L". Other document viewers may do similar font 
substitutions. If you need to make sure that there are no such 
substitutions, you need to specify an explicit font and embed it in the 
target document.


Gregory Buchenberger wrote:
> Hi,
> Does anyone know of a free source where I might find the base 14 fonts?
> Thanks,
> Greg Buchenberger

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