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From mehdi houshmand <med1...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Configure fonts for FOP
Date Sat, 30 Jul 2011 08:04:03 GMT
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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