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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] looking for tutorial on fonts WRT docbook and FOP

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At 04:56 19/5/03, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   i've decided i'd like to use as my standard monospace font
>not the 'monospace' default, but something more appealing like
>the lucasfont mono sans font that o'reilly is using for their
>newer publications.
>   at the moment, i'm reading what's necessary for FOP at
>xm.apache.org/fop/fonts.html, but i'm also interested in
>good tutorials on fonts in general so i have a better big

It's not completely clear from this what you mean by "fonts in 
general".  Presumably, since you're interested in changing fonts, you're 
aware of what they are and what they do.  And it sounds like you've figured 
out, or are figuring out, how to change them with DocBook and FOP.  So what 
is it you're wondering - how to tell a good font from a bad font?  What 
fonts are appropriate for your material?  The difference between Type 1 and 
TrueType?  The details of how a font actually works?

There are a few resources on the Web, notably the comp.fonts FAQ, but 
that's pretty out of date now.

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Christopher R. Maden, Principal Consultant, crism consulting
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