From: Nikolai Grigoriev (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jan 23 2003 - 01:01:44 PST
> <fo:inline font-family="ZapfDingbats">o</fo:inline>
> In theory, this should output the 'o' character of the Zapf Dingbats font
> which is a right-bottom-dropshadowed white box.
It is Unicode U+2751.
> In the PDF output generated by XEP 3.1, however, the character
> does not appear.
Yes, because ZapfDingbats does not contain any glyph for U+006F.
There is a sample document, examples/charsets/zapf-dingbats.fo, that
shows all available codepoints for ZapfDingbats. Please format
it with XEP and look at the resulting PDF: things should become
For a discussion of codepoint assignment to dingbat glyphs,
(mentioned in XEP documentation, BTW) and the Unicode site:
> I am unable to use the TrueType version of the font, as according
> to XEP it does not contain a Unicode translation table.
Yes, it may happen that a TrueType fonts lacks 'cmap' table for Unicode.
This is often the case for old fonts (used in 16-bit Windows).
> Using the Windows Character Map tool, I have confirmed that the glyph
> I want is Unicode 0x006F in the font.
The glyph is Unicode U+006F in a TrueType font with no Unicode
CMap :-). You'd better not trust this info too much.
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