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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Entity -> fo -> pdf with a Unicode font..


Great, send a mail and then you find the solution.

The font xml file generated with org.apache.fop.fonts.apps.TTFReader
was run with -enc ansi. That "Limited to WinAnsi character set, which is
roughly equivalent to iso-8889-1." Without this option eg. CID-keyed
the font work and the arrows appears!

The penalty seems to be "Search, index, and cut-and-paste operations in the
output document will produce incorrect results." but I hope it will not be too
bad.

Oops copy-paste generates characters like \U00100028  etc...

Are there any other way ?
The comment was "(FOP currently doesn't emit the /ToUnicode table which is
necessary for copy/paste to work.)"

The bug being
http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=40467
according to
http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5335
there might be a solution in trunk

Back to bleeding edge software testing.

/Fred

Fredrik Svensson wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I have a document using two types of arrows.
> Unicode characters :
> 0x2192 ->   0x21db => (three lines)
> The respective entities are
> →  and ⇛
> 
> I am using the FreeSerif font that have these two characters.
> I have checked with Fontforge.
> I have picked FreeSerif as the font to be used in the xsl
> 
>   <xsl:param name="body.font.family">FreeSerif</xsl:param>
>   <xsl:param name="title.font.family">FreeSerif</xsl:param>
>   <xsl:param name="symbol.font.family">FreeSerif</xsl:param>
> 
> The fo gets the following output when using saxon 8.7.3J :
> <E2><86><92> Text <E2><87><9B>
> (output from vi)
> The fo is noted with
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> and for example  works in the pdf when
> it is in fo denoted <C3><BC> that works also in pdf.
> 
> But the arrows are displayed as hashes (#) in pdf.
> 
> I use fop 0.92beta and including the font with a new configuration file which
> has FreeSerif included
>         <font metrics-url="FreeSerif.xml" kerning="yes"
> embed-url="/usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont/FreeSerif.ttf">
>           <font-triplet name="FreeSerif" style="normal" weight="normal"/>
>         </font>
> fop.xconf in the fop distribution was used as a starting point.
> (yes I generated the xml file myself with fop)
> 
> Have had a look at
> http://www.sagehill.net/docbookxsl/SpecialChars.html
> but no tricks seems to get it to work.
> 
> Do anyone have any hints ?
> 
> I do hate fighting with the docbook tool chain ...
> well I am using the free one so I guess I have to blame myself :)
> 
> /Fred
> 
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