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Subject: Re: Vertical ellipsis in PDF - add Arial Unicode MS to my Apache FOP configuration?

I got this to work after a little more investigation. It turns out
that adding fonts to Apache FOP is much easier than it was years ago.
I was able to get the free GNU Unifont
(http://unifoundry.com/unifont.html), add the directory holding the
*.ttf file to my Apache FOP configuration file, and now my PDFs render
the vertical ellipsis.


On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 5:13 PM, Peter Desjardins
<peter.desjardins.us@gmail.com> wrote:
> I need to use a vertical ellipsis (Unicode 22ee) in my DocBook
> content. My body font family doesn't include a glyph for that
> character. I found the workaround for switching font family for
> symbols (http://www.sagehill.net/docbookxsl/SpecialChars.html#SwitchSymbol).
> However, the default Symbol font also doesn't include the vertical
> ellipsis. In my HTML output, I see the vertical ellipsis just fine. In
> PDF I only see the replacement hash character.
> I think I'll need to add a font-family that supports my character to
> my Apache FOP configuration. It looks like Arial Unicode MS has that
> glyph, plus a lot more.
> Has anyone had to render obscure characters in PDF and can you share
> the way you did it? Is adding a huge font family like Arial Unicode MS
> a reasonable way to get the glyphs I need?
> Thanks!
> Peter

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