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Re: font trouble

From: Erik Melkersson <melker@unit.liu.se>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 11:20:06 +0100
To: "'www-xsl-fo@w3c.org'" <www-xsl-fo@w3c.org>
Message-id: <3C440256.1090803@unit.liu.se>
I have been working with ps-fonts but i guess that the problems are 
almost the same...

You mean you print from acrobat reader to a ps-printer?
I that case Acroread version 5 works but not version 4. (That is my 
experience) Version 5 was not available for unix so I only tested that 
on a windows mashine.

In case you use fop to generate ps you have to send the font along 
yourself unless the printer alread knows it. I have prepended the 
ps-file with the pfa-file (ascii-version of ps-font file)


Kevin Flynn wrote:

> I have generated XSL-FO documents containing TrueType fonts (mostly
> PalatinoLinotype). I generated font metrics files for the fonts, and
> everything seemed to be OK (they looked OK in Acrobat, and printed out OK).
> That, however, was when I was printing to a PCL printer. When I print to a
> Postscript printer, the results are dreadful. Every time there is a change
> of font (for example, a bolded word in a line), the output gets scrambled,
> wih spurious characters inserted where the bold text should be. This happens
> whether or not I switch on the "download TrueType fonts" option in Acrobat.
> Does anybody have any experience with this, or know of any fix?
> Best regards
> --------------
> Kevin Flynn 
> Birdstep Technology www.birdstep.com 
> Direct: +47 24 13 47 75

Erik Melkersson, Technical Webmaster
UNIT, Linköpings Universitet
melker@unit.liu.se, 013-285794
Received on Tuesday, 15 January 2002 05:22:08 UTC

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