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Re: Basic FO questions

From: Jeremias Maerki <dev@jeremias-maerki.ch>
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2007 22:36:21 +0100
To: www-xsl-fo@w3.org
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On 06.11.2007 10:43:03 Khaled Aly wrote:
> Hi
> Finishing my first FO project... I ran into a few issues that may be 
> considered 'secondary', but I'm really keen to resolve them, here below:
> - The use of basic-link with inline to contain the displayable text 
> causes space characters to be inserted around the inline text. If those 
> were internal links, the inline could be omitted and they could be 
> highlighted with basic-link's background-color attribute to give them a 
> distinct appearance. With web URLs, it's preferable to use the 
> conventional underlined blue color. I couldn't get that to work with any 
> of basic-link attributes. But I suppose there should be a way. 
> Otherwise, is there a way to avoid the space inserted by the inline 
> element? I tried ascii backspace and delete characters and they didn't work.

Can you provide a short FO document that demonstrates your problem? I
cannot reproduce it with Apache FOP 0.94 based on your description.


> - To get basic-link with internal-destination attribute to point to the 
> exact reference element page position instead of the top of page, I 
> suppose that requires FO 1.1, may be FOP 0.94, is it right?

FO 1.1 is not necessary. But you will need FOP 0.94, yes.

> - I tried to get several symbols from the set of Unicode geometric 
> shapes (x25A0 to 25FF) displayed using utf-8, utf-16, and iso-8859-1, 
> but I always get a '#' in place. What should be the right character set 
> name to use for those to display properly? Actually, I've been through 
> all IANA and Unicode links without being able to identify exactly which 
> character sets belong to which standards. There is a lot of RFCs listed 
> that I'm not sure if one needs to go through them. I'm not interested in 
> non-English characters at this time, but more of miscellaneous, 
> geometric, and mathematical sets; referring to the terminology used in 
> O'Reilly's "XML in a Nutshell."

Please see: http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/faq.html#pdf-characters
Basically, you just need a font that has the characters you want to
display. Obviously, your font lacks some of these characters.

> Many thanks for any answers or suggestions to try.
> Regards
> Khaled

Jeremias Maerki
Received on Tuesday, 6 November 2007 21:36:25 UTC

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