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Re: Unicode characters and PDF fonts

From: Khaled Aly <ka.aly@luxsci.net>
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2007 21:52:29 +0200
Message-ID: <4732177D.8030301@luxsci.net>
To: Jeremias Maerki <dev@jeremias-maerki.ch>, www-xsl-fo@w3.org

Thanks for the resource. I frankly got lost there. I can't figure how to 
ensure if one of the Unicode character sets contain the desired symbol, 
by mapping its hex or decimal code, and how to find out if the glyph is 
supported by the font set used by (Adobe reader 8), or by a given font 
name. And whether a missing or mis-rendered character is FOP related 
(I'm using 0.93) or PDF font related.

For instance, the character &#x25B6; which is a black arrow head that 
could be used for a bullet, appears in the FO file as an empty square 
(of same size), and is rendered by Adobe Reader as #. Does this bring 
any conclusion?


Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> 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.
> Jeremias Maerki
Received on Wednesday, 7 November 2007 19:52:51 UTC

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