Re: [xep-support] Problem embedding Adobe OpenType Fonts, need help please.

From: Alexander Peshkov (
Date: Mon Dec 01 2003 - 08:03:48 PST

  • Next message: Bennett Smith: "RE: [xep-support] Problem embedding Adobe OpenType Fonts, need help please."

    Hello Bennett,

    You have 'embed="true"' in your font configuration, but XEP cannot
    embed OpenType font thus it issues a warning. XEP limitations
    regarding TrueType/OpenType fonts are listed in section 5.1. "TrueType
    and OpenType Fonts" of "XEP 3.6 User Guide" (userguide.pdf). As for
    'adobe-*' attributes - their values are determined by Adobe ad hoc for
    each character collection; please refer to Adobe's specifications.

    Best regards,
    Alexander Peshkov

    BS> Hello,

    BS> I have the XEP 3.6.3 client and am trying to follow the steps to
    BS> configure support for some additional Adobe OpenType fonts I have. The
    BS> fonts are part of the "Adobe Type Basics OpenType Ed." collection.
    BS> Following the instructions in the manual I added some additional lines
    BS> to the fonts.xml file. Here is an example of the additional font lines
    BS> I have added:

    BS> <font name="AGaramondPro-Regular"
    BS> ttf="C:/PSFONTS/AGaramondPro-Regular.otf"
    BS> adobe-encoding="UniCNS-UCS2-H"
    BS> adobe-ordering="CNS1"
    BS> adobe-supplement="1"
    BS> embed="true">
    BS> <alias name="AGaramondPro"/>
    BS> </font>

    BS> When I convert a .fo file to .pdf the conversion seems to be working and
    BS> I get a pdf that mentions the new font. However, I also get an error
    BS> message(or warning, not sure which) from XEP stating that the font
    BS> cannot be embedded. When I look at the document properties in Acrobat
    BS> it shows that the fonts have been substituted with some other font
    BS> instead of the one I am expecting.

    BS> I do not understand why XEP cannot embed the font properly. Just to
    BS> make sure the font can be embedded I created a small FrameMaker document
    BS> that uses the font and then generated a PDF file from it using Acrobat
    BS> Professional. When I did this it successfully embedded the font in the
    BS> PDF without any warning.

    BS> One area where I'm a bit confused is with the three adobe- attributes in
    BS> the <font> element. How can I determine what these should be set to for
    BS> my fonts? Also, what is the list of possible values for these
    BS> attributes?

    BS> Many thanks.

    BS> -- Bennett

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