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From "Eric Douglas" <edoug...@blockhouse.com>
Subject RE: FOP 0.95 printing
Date Mon, 29 Mar 2010 15:55:19 GMT
How do I download the trunk?  If there's no compiled version, is there a
source package?
Am I looking at the wrong thing?  I went to the FOP site and clicked on
Trunk, then Repository.  I see .java files in there.  Do I need to
download all those one at a time??


From: Peter Hancock [mailto:peter.hancock@gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 8:38 AM
To: fop-users@xmlgraphics.apache.org
Subject: Re: FOP 0.95 printing

Hi Eric,

You will have to compile FOP trunk yourself I am afraid.  It is straight
forward but requires you to have ant installed.  From the FOP trunk
checkout dir you can just run 'ant' from the command line and it will
build the Fop jars for you. For more details see

I am not really sure how FOP auto loads fonts from the font base url, or
which renders support it.


On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 12:20 PM, Eric Douglas <edouglas@blockhouse.com>

	Hi Pete,
	I may just need to look at this again, and maybe I missed
something the first time.  I'll look for that example and see if that
helps.  I was trying to use java.awt.PrinterJob but it can't doing
anything until I transform, and the transform method was sending output
to the printer, so I couldn't quite figure out where to specify which
printer to use.
	I am embedding the code, not in Java but in a secondary language
which is able to include any Java code with slightly different syntax.
It is also able to call Java code if there's anything which needs to be
written in Java that it can't emulate.
	I did run into some difficulties trying to code the same output
to 3 different formats (screen, PDF, printer) since they require
different renderers which are in different paths.  I see the
SVGRenderer, TIFFRenderer, AWTRenderer, PrintRenderer, PNGRenderer, and
a PNGRenderer_onthefly are subclasses of Java2DRenderer while PSRenderer
and PDFRenderer are not.
	I would like to print using specific fonts from specific TTF
files.  I don't want to rely on the fonts being installed in the OS on
the machine running the application.  We did that in the past and ran
into a problem where someone's OS didn't have the font or someone had a
different version of the same font and they got different output.  I'm
finding it difficult in FOP to connect my custom font to the different
renderers.  I added the font references in the fop.xconf file.  The
AWTRenderer seems to find it just fine with the
FopFactory.setFontBaseURL method while the PDFRenderer doesn't.  The
PDFRenderer seems to find the font correctly if I add a block of code
using the TTFFontLoader to create an EmbedFontInfo with the xml metrics
generated by FOP, passing it into the setFontList, but the font size
comes out different than the AWTRenderer.
	How do I upgrade to the Trunk?  I didn't see a compiled
download.  I believe I found a source download for it, but I'm not sure
how to compile it.


	From: Peter Hancock [mailto:peter.hancock@gmail.com] 
	Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 6:04 AM
	To: fop-users@xmlgraphics.apache.org
	Subject: Re: FOP 0.95 printing
	Hi Eric,
	Do you run FOP standalone from the command line, or do you embed
it in your own app?  The reason I ask is because the example
embedding.ExampleFO2OldStylePrint.java in examples/embedding/java of the
FOP 0.95 source illustrates the minimal utility of
java.awt.print.PrinterJob for printing, and you may be able to adapt it
for your own needs.  I am not familiar with PrinterJob but I am guessing
it can be configured with your printer destination etc.
	The FOP docs are a little minimal see:
	They do explain that the available fonts are those configured on
your OS, and that PrintRenderer uses java2D to create the output.
	I briefly took a look at the trunk code, and I do notice any
functional improvements made to the PrintRenderer.  However, upgrading
your version of FOP from 0.95 to trunk is recommenced if possible.
	I hope some of this helps!
	On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 7:52 PM, Eric Douglas
<edouglas@blockhouse.com> wrote:

		How do I set up FOP 0.95 for printing a custom font? 
		I have a truetype font file and it works fine printing
to PDF or a preview window, but I can't get it to print directly to the

		If I use the PrintRenderer I can't figure out a way to
tell it which printer to print to. 
		If I use the PSRenderer it finds the right printer but
of course it doesn't work (yet?) with truetype fonts. 
		I don't seem to have a valid Type 1 font file and I
don't know how I can create one or where I could download one (free).

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