Re[4]: [xep-support] Problem with greek characters in chapter titles using some fonts

From: Alexander Peshkov (
Date: Wed Sep 17 2003 - 00:57:53 PDT

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    Hello Marc,

    Here is an excerpt from your

      <fo:block font-family="Helvetica" font-weight="bold" keep-with-next.within-column="always" space-before.minimum="0.8em" space-before.optimum="1.0em" space-before.maximum="1.2em">
          <fo:marker marker-class-name="section.head.marker">
            Affiches pr&#xE9;sent&#xE9;es &#xE0; des congr&#xE8;s avec phospholipase et
            prot&#xE9;ines membranaires trying &#x3B1; &#x3B2; &#x3B6; type tonneau
          <fo:block font-size="20.736pt">
            Affiches pr&#xE9;sent&#xE9;es &#xE0; des congr&#xE8;s avec phospholipase et
            prot&#xE9;ines membranaires trying &#x3B1; &#x3B2; &#x3B6; type tonneau

    As you can see your title text wrapped in a block with
    font-family="Helvetica" and this font has no glyphs for Greek
    characters. However on fo:root there is a font-family="Helvetica,Symbol,ZapfDingbats"
    (in addition some parts of the body text of your document is also wrapped in
    fo:block with font-family="Helvetica,Symbol,ZapfDingbats"). Since
    Symbol has all necessary glyphs, Greek character in the body text
    rendered correctly. So XEP behavior is absolutely correct and the
    problem is in XSLT stylesheets. Please contact a maintainer of your
    stylesheets for an advise regarding this issue.

    Best regards,
    Alexander Peshkov

    MB> Hi,

    MB> please find a complete mini-example (source, fo, pdf) at


    MB> let me know, if you need further information.

    MB> Thanks for looking into that,
    MB> Marc

    >>>> Alexander Peshkov said:
    MB> >> Hello Marc,
    MB> >>
    MB> >> I believe this problem has nothing to do with XEP itself but rather
    MB> >> caused by XSLT (customization or native Docbook stylesheets) which
    MB> >> generate inadequate XSL FO. Could you please send me a problematic XSL
    MB> >> FO file?
    MB> >>
    MB> >> Best regards,
    MB> >> Alexander Peshkov
    MB> >> RenderX

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