From: Chris Braddock (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Sep 11 2003 - 12:21:28 PDT
> > Should I be able to simply copy my (Windows) TTF fonts
> > over to a directory on the Aix box and point to that directory
> > in fonts.xml?
>Yes. XEP does all the work for parsing TTF itself: there is no
>dependence of system facilities. TTFs are just binary files; if XEP
>is able to locate it, there should be no difference in the formatting
>result between Windows and AIX. The files should be identical
>to the last byte; if they are different, then something is
>wrong in your installation. In the latter case, I would like
>to see a couple of files produced from the same source on
>two platforms. Please send them off-list to email@example.com;
>I will try to figure out the cause for them being different.
My bad. I have a web interface that allows users to build PDF files on the
fly (using XEP on the back end obviously). When the user hits the "Update
Preview" function, I render a PDF, then use ImageMagick's "convert" function
(in combination with GhostScript) to convert the PDF to a JPG and push it
down to the browser so the user gets a true preview of their PDF in a
lightweight JPG form.
As it turns out, the PDFs are being rendered fine. The fonts are getting
screwed up in the PDF --> JPG conversion process. I had not seen anything
like this until the move from Win32 to AIX.
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