Re: [xep-support] Urgent: XEP OpenType Font problems, encoding, ordering, supplement??

From: Alexander Peshkov (
Date: Tue Aug 31 2004 - 04:29:18 PDT

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    Hello Peter,

    As it's stated in our documentation, current version of XEP has
    limited support for OpentType fonts. Properties 'adobe-encoding',
    'adobe-ordering', 'adobe-supplement' are determined by Adobe for each
    font and it's up to the font owner to provide those values. Note also
    that XEP is a Java program, it is platform independent and does not
    use font facilities provided by operating system (Windows in your case).
    Extended support for OpentType fonts will be implemented in the XEP
    version 4 that will be available in a few months.

    Best regards,
    Alexander Peshkov

    PK> Hi all,

    PK> We've got a problem regarding XEP and OpenType fonts.

    PK> We have an OTF font called Minion Pro on a WindowsXP-Pro Machine. We try to
    PK> use this one within XEP. But then te problem occures. What do we have to
    PK> fill in values for the 3 attributes:

    PK> - adobe-encoding

    PK> - adobe-ordering

    PK> - adobe-supplement

    PK> XEP manual is pretty vague about this. We have no clue what the XEP engine
    PK> does with this information.

    PK> We have no clue what values are required.

    PK> Example:

    PK> <font name="MinionPro-Regular"

    PK> ttf="C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\MinionPro-Regular.otf"

    PK> adobe-encoding="Unicode" <---- ???

    PK> adobe-ordering="Latin1" <---- ???

    PK> adobe-supplement="1" <---- ???


    PK> <alias name="OTFMinionPro-Regular"/>

    PK> </font>

    PK> Isn't there any way of using this font in XEP without using these 3
    PK> attribute values?

    PK> This OTF font Minion Pro works fine through the whole windows
    PK> operatingsystem. We can use it in MS Word, Text editors, Charmap, Wordpad,
    PK> Photoshop without any problem. What is the problem here with XEP?

    PK> XEP info:

    PK> ---------

    PK> XEP 3.8.1 Client

    PK> Font information:

    PK> -----------------

    PK> MinionPro-Regular (OpenType)

    PK> OpenType Font, Digitally Signed, PostScript Outlines, Single Master

    PK> Typeface name: Minion Pro

    PK> File size: 170 KB

    PK> Version: OTF 1.010;PS 001.000; Core 1.0.27;makeotf.lib1.3.1

    PK> (C) 2000 Adobe Systems Incorporated. ...

    PK> P.s. we might send you the font file if needed.

    PK> Thanks,

    PK> Peter Kester

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