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From Glenn Adams <gl...@skynav.com>
Subject Re: FOP alignment problem between two font type
Date Wed, 09 Mar 2016 15:16:44 GMT
On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 10:00 PM, gkaplan <gkaplan@kaplansoftware.com> wrote:

> I tried to use Arial Unicode MS but FOP complains that it is not found.
> I’m assuming it is not one of the built-in fonts.
>
> 1.       Do I need to configure FOP to use a custom font and then include
> it somewhere?
>
yes, see [1][2]

[1] https://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/2.1/configuration.html
[2] https://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/2.1/fonts.html

> 2.       If I do use a custom font, will it have to reside on everyone
> else’s machine, or will it reside inside the PDF so that it renders
> properly everywhere else?
>
by default, the used subset will be be embedded in the PDF, so it does not
have to be present (externally) when rendering the PDF

>
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
> *From:* Glenn Adams-2 [via Apache FOP] [mailto:ml-node+[hidden email]
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> *Sent:* Tuesday, March 08, 2016 11:45 PM
> *To:* Gerry Kaplan <[hidden email]
> <http:///user/SendEmail.jtp?type=node&node=43653&i=1>>
> *Subject:* Re: FOP alignment problem between two font type
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> On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 6:53 PM, Puja <[hidden email]
> <http:///user/SendEmail.jtp?type=node&node=43652&i=0>> wrote:
>
> I faced such issue with sigma character, I couldn't find worthwhile
> solution. Ended up using image of sigma character.
>
> On Mar 8, 2016 19:40, "gkaplan [via Apache FOP]" <[hidden email]
> <http://user/SendEmail.jtp?type=node&node=43651&i=0>> wrote:
>
> I am using XSL to create the FOP markup, so it is not possible for me to
> easily wrap special characters in their own inline block. I am using the
> greater-than-or-equals ≥ symbol which is only available in the Symbol font.
> The rest of the document is in sans-serif.
>
> What's odd is that any numbers subsequent to the ≥ symbol are also in the
> Symbol font.
>
> My markup includes an attribute-set as follows:
>
>         <xsl:attribute-set name="normal">
>                 <xsl:attribute name="font-size"><xsl:value-of
> select="$fontSize"/></xsl:attribute>
>                 <xsl:attribute name="font-family">sans-serif,
> Symbol</xsl:attribute>
>         </xsl:attribute-set>
>
> But when the PDF is generated, the baseline (or some other attribute) of
> the ≥ symbol is much lower.
>
> Arial Unicode MS
>
> Noto Sans
>
> etc.
>
>
>
> Is there really no way to fix this? I've tried tinkering with setting
> baselines, etc. but nothing fixes this. Also, as the previous solution
> mentions, I don't know of any fonts that include this symbol as well as the
> full alphabet.
>
> Thanks in advance for any help.
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