Re: [xep-support] Unicode / TrueType fonts / RTL

Date: Tue Jul 15 2003 - 12:44:01 PDT

  • Next message: Nikolai Grigoriev: "Re: [xep-support] Unicode / TrueType fonts / RTL"

    On 07/15/2003 10:12:38 AM Nikolai Grigoriev wrote:

    >This may happen when your font name contains spaces. PostScript name
    >for any font may not contain characters beyond a very limited subset.
    >Unfortunately, XEP does not implement any security check at this point:
    >if you supply an invalid font name in etc/fonts.xml, it will appear in the
    >resulting PDF and ruin your output file.
    >We will fix the problem soon. As a workaround, please remove all
    >spaces from values of 'name' attributes on <font> elements (<alias>
    >elements are safe in this respect - their attributes don't impact PDF

    Thanks, that took care of the problem for my Hebrew test case. I have
    another with Syriac and the font can't be embedded - and it's TrueType. The
    documentation describes the need to use "encoding", "ordering", and
    "supplement" Adobe attributes. Do you know where I can read up on that to
    try to figure it out?

    Lorna Priest

    Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
    7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA
    Tel: +1 972 708 7534
    email: <>

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