From: Alexander Peshkov (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Sep 16 2003 - 00:23:55 PDT
I believe this problem has nothing to do with XEP itself but rather
caused by XSLT (customization or native Docbook stylesheets) which
generate inadequate XSL FO. Could you please send me a problematic XSL
Alexander Peshkov mailto:email@example.com
MB> thank you for your comments, but this does not fit with what I
MB> in the *BODY* of the text *EVERYTHING* is fine with the greek
MB> characters, whatever font I choose (Palatino, Helvetica,
MB> BookAntiqua ...).
MB> It is *ONLY* in the *TITLES* that I have problems.
MB> So I do not think it is an inherent problem with the fonts.
MB> Because even if Helvetica does not cover the greek alphabet,
MB> the docbook 1.62.0 stylesheet generated fo code should tell
MB> XEP to fall back on other fonts (which seems to work fine for
MB> the body of the text):
MB> My feeling is rather that maybe XEP does not honour these
MB> settings for titles for some reason ???
MB> Any hints on this are greatly appreciated,
>>>> "Nikolai Grigoriev" said:
MB> >> Marc,
MB> >> > I experience problems with greek characters in chapter
MB> >> > titles. Depending on the font I use, these are fine,
MB> >> > do not appear at all, or show an empty box.
MB> >> >
MB> >> > In the chapter body, the greek characters are fine.
MB> >> >
MB> >> > To be more specific:
MB> >> >
MB> >> > Font Greek Characters
MB> >> > Palatino (TTF) fine
MB> >> Palatino covers Greek alphabet.
MB> >> > Helvetica (afm) nothing/empty
MB> >> The built-in Helvetica font covers only Adobe ExtendedRoman
MB> >> charset - that is, a superposition of WinAnsi and MacRoman.
MB> >> There is a single Greek character there (mu, used as a micro
MB> >> sign). You can find lists of characters covered by the base
MB> >> fonts in examples/charsets/ directory in your XEP distribution.
MB> >> > BookAntiqua (TTF) empty boxes
MB> >> Same as above. Most probably, there are no Greek characters
MB> >> in the font. Please check font composition. To see the repertory
MB> >> of glyphs covered by a font, you can run the following class
MB> >> from XEP's jar:
MB> >> java ... com.renderx.fonts.AFM <font_file_name>
MB> >> It will list all Unicode codepoints that XEP can discern
MB> >> in your font.
MB> >> Best regards,
MB> >> Nikolai Grigoriev
MB> >> RenderX
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