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From Fernando Israel <kog...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Configure fonts for FOP
Date Sat, 30 Jul 2011 12:06:12 GMT
Thanks Mehdi
You've been a great help
Regards
Fernando
On Jul 30, 2011 5:04 AM, "mehdi houshmand" <med1985@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Fernando,
>
> Yes, if you've got the fonts configured correctly, then FOP does embed
> a subset of the font within the PDF. If the fonts aren't configured
> properly, FOP outputs error messages indicating as such.
>
> Hope that helps
>
> Mehdi
>
> On 30 July 2011 01:00, Fernando Israel <fernando.israel@kognoz.com> wrote:
>> Hi Mehdi,
>>
>> I have followed your instructions and it works like a charm. Thank you !
>>
>> I have taken the <auto-detect> out of the configuration and it picks the
>> fonts from the directory specified so I guess it is doing what I expect
>> which is only to include the fonts in the configured directory.
>>
>> Regarding the embedding of the fonts with the PDF, I've checked and the
>> fonts are there with the target. Since I haven't told FOP anything about
>> embedding the fonts, all it has is a directory with TTF files, I assume
that
>> the default behaviour is to embbed the fonts - it has the TTF files so it
>> can do that I believe. Can you confirm this is the case ?.
>>
>> Thank you very much for your help !!!
>>
>> Regards,
>> Fernando
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 7:59 AM, mehdi houshmand <med1985@gmail.com>
wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Fernando,
>>>
>>> If you open the example in conf/fop.xconf, you'll see an example has
>>> been created (but commented out) for Arial. That is where you need to
>>> declare the font.
>>>
>>> I personally don't use the <auto-detect> feature, so I won't be able
>>> to help you there. But I'd suggest that you create a definition in the
>>> config file for each font individually, like the example for arial,
>>> the "embed-url" property let's FOP know the URL of the font file. That
>>> way if a specific font doesn't work, you can easily analyse why.
>>>
>>> As for taking TTF files from a Windows box to a Linux box, that should
>>> work fine. I don't know if that's breaking any licensing issues or the
>>> legality, but TTFs are platform independent. You may however have
>>> issues if there are any spaces in the directory or file names.
>>>
>>> Hope that helps
>>>
>>> Mehdi
>>>
>>> On 28 July 2011 12:40, Fernando Israel <fernando.israel@kognoz.com>
wrote:
>>> > Hi Mehdi,
>>> >
>>> > Thank you very much for your response. It is helping me a lot.
>>> >
>>> > I've seen the document on fonts you suggest but your input helps me to
>>> > interpret it better.
>>> >
>>> > So what you suggest is that I just stick all the necessary font files
>>> > TTF or
>>> > TTC in a directory and direct FOP to use these fonts via the
>>> > configuration
>>> > file using the <directory> element to specify that directory. Good
!.
>>> >
>>> > Since I am only using the PDF renderer I will have an entry in the
>>> > config
>>> > file for it only. I will stick there the <directory> element with
the
>>> > name
>>> > of the directory where I put all the necessary fonts.
>>> >
>>> > 1. What should I do with the <auto-detect> element ?. I would like
to
>>> > force
>>> > FOP to use only the fonts in the specified directory so shall I remove
>>> > the
>>> > <auto-detect> ?
>>> > 2. Using this approach will the fonts be embbeded automatically in the
>>> > target (a PDF) ?
>>> > 3. For testing purposes, can I take the TTF files from a Windows OS
and
>>> > stick them on directory on a Linux box where the server (with FOP)
runs
>>> > ?.
>>> > Will that work ?.
>>> >
>>> > Thanks again for your help !
>>> >
>>> > Regards,
>>> > Fernando
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 3:45 AM, mehdi houshmand <med1985@gmail.com>
>>> > wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >> Hi Fernando,
>>> >>
>>> >> I'll address each question individually:
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >> On 27 July 2011 23:29, Fernando Israel <fernando.israel@kognoz.com>
>>> >> wrote:
>>> >> > Hi All,
>>> >> >
>>> >> > I know this is a recurring issue but going through the
documentation
>>> >> > and
>>> >> > forum listings I am still no clear but I hope I know what to ask.
>>> >> </snip>
>>> >>
>>> >> > The questions I have (and pardon my ignorance but fonts is not
my
>>> >> > subject)
>>> >> > are:
>>> >> > 1. What type of font files do I have to package ? TTF, TTC .. ?.
>>> >>
>>> >> If you're producing PDF you can use either TTF or TTC.
>>> >>
>>> >> > 2. Once I create the jar file if I put it in the same directory
as
>>> >> > fop.jar I
>>> >> > guess FOP will find it, right ?.
>>> >>
>>> >> http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/1.0/fonts.html should help you
>>> >> configure the fonts appropriately. The font metrics files are
>>> >> deprecated, so no need for that, but you will have to configure the
>>> >> fop.xconf to let FOP know the directory of the font file.
>>> >>
>>> >> > 3. If I go this route, do I have to tell FOP anything else (for
>>> >> > instance
>>> >> > in
>>> >> > the configuration file) ?
>>> >>
>>> >> See the link above.
>>> >>
>>> >> > 4. Does FOP always looks first in the classpath for fonts ?
>>> >>
>>> >> No, if FOP isn't explicitly given the font configuration, it looks in
>>> >> the System fonts, which are, as the name suggests, OS dependent. I
>>> >> don't think putting the font in the classpath makes the slightest bit
>>> >> of difference, FOP still won't have a font-name and so no way to link
>>> >> the font to a font-family in the FO.
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >> Hope that helps, there is also an example config file in <fop
>>> >> directory>/conf/fop.xconf, which should help you get started
>>> >>
>>> >> Mehdi
>>> >>
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