Re: [xep-support] Configuring fonts from an otf file

From: Alexei Gagarinov <agagarinov@renderx.com>
Date: Mon Feb 21 2005 - 09:08:49 PST

Hello Christopher,

> <fo:inline font-weight="bold"
> font-family="AdobeSongStd-Light">表 渲Y"$(C</fo:inline>
>
> Does not display the text as bold.

'AdobeSongStd-Light-Acro' font itslef doesn't have bold outlines. And I've
never seen the bold typeface for this font.
It would be very helpfullly if you could send us such an example (to
support@renderx.com)

> I know that Adobe Reader can display
> this font in bold: document properties dialog shows
> "AdobeSongStd-Light,BoldItalic" in use.

If a font file is not embedded to the output PDF, Acrobat substitutes
available local fonts.
I suppose that it may be the reason..

I know that the 'KozGoStd' font family has a font file with bold outlines. I
suggest to try this font -- Adobe CJK distribution includes the appropriate
font file.

Best regards,
  Alexei Gagarinov

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Wong" <cwong@idiominc.com>
To: <xep-support@renderx.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2005 12:01 AM
Subject: Re: [xep-support] Configuring fonts from an otf file

> I'm afraid you got our two emails mixed up. My problem is unlike Chris
> Bowditch's, where he can map a font family to a specific ttf. My problem
> is that there is only one font file (OTF), and specifying font weight
> within that font file is problematic because XEP is using the comma as a
> separator. So I can specify "AdobeSongStd-Light" as a font family name,
> but I cannot set an alias to point to "AdobeSongStd-Light,Bold" because
> XEP uses the comma as separator. I cannot rely on XEP to select a bold
> font either, apparently, because:
>
> <fo:inline font-weight="bold"
> font-family="AdobeSongStd-Light">表 渲Y"$(C</fo:inline>
>
> Does not display the text as bold. I know that Adobe Reader can display
> this font in bold: document properties dialog shows
> "AdobeSongStd-Light,BoldItalic" in use. How can I get XEP to output
> similar text? Have you ever gotten bold Chinese characters to display?
> Thanks.
>
> Chris
>
> Alexei Gagarinov wrote:
>
> >Just define 'font-family' element for each font name:
> >
> > <font-family name="Arial">
> > <font><font-data ttf="Arial.ttf"/></font>
> > </font-family>
> > <font-family name="Arial-Bold">
> > <font><font-data ttf="Arialbd.ttf"/></font>
> > </font-family>
> >
> >Note that you had to use a real font-family name (maybe expressed through
> >aliases) in XEP 3.x. But it was not always trivial to find this out.
> >In XEP 4.x you can use any name as a value for the 'font-family' element.
> >
> >
> >
> >>I realise its probably bad practise to omit the font-weight attribute...
> >>
> >>
> >
> >I agree with this. :)
> >
> >Best regards,
> > Alexei Gagarinov
> >RenderX
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Chris Bowditch" <bowditch_chris@hotmail.com>
> >To: <xep-support@renderx.com>
> >Cc: <gniven@thunderhead.com>
> >Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 8:24 PM
> >Subject: Re: [xep-support] Configuring fonts from an otf file
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >>Christopher Wong wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>I'm having trouble translating the old XEP 3.8 fonts.xml definitions of
> >>>Asian languages to the new 4.2 xep.xml file. The reference manual is
too
> >>>sketchy to be of much help. Here's an example of the old style:
> >>>
> >>> <font name="STSong-Light-Acro,Bold"
> >>> ttf="CIDFont/STSong-Light-Acro"
> >>> adobe-encoding="UniGB-UCS2-H"
> >>> adobe-ordering="GB1"
> >>> adobe-supplement="2"
> >>> embed="false">
> >>> <alias name="STSong-Bold"/>
> >>> <alias name="STSong-Light-Acro-Bold"/>
> >>> </font>
> >>>
> >>>I don't see how this can be configured in the new style. Specifically,
> >>>you cannot do something like:
> >>>
> >>> <font-family name="AdobeSongStd-Light,Bold">
> >>> <font><font-data otf="CIDFont/AdobeSongStd-Light.otf"/></font>
> >>> </font-family> <font-alias name="STSongStd-Bold"
> >>>value="AdobeSongStd-Light,Bold"/>
> >>>
> >>>XEP will interpret the font-alias as naming two fonts
> >>>"AdobeSongStd-Light" and "Bold", treating the comma as a separator. How
> >>>does one configure XEP to use fonts from Adobe's font packs?
> >>>
> >>>
> >>We have a very similar problem. I believe the 4.x version of XEP relies
on
> >>
> >>
> >the
> >
> >
> >>presence of the font-weight attribute on FOs to determine which font
> >>
> >>
> >element
> >
> >
> >>to use inside the font-family.
> >>
> >>In 3.x, it was possible to set up different fonts with different weights
> >>
> >>
> >and
> >
> >
> >>rely on just the font-family name to select the correct one. For
example;
> >>
> >><font name="Arial" ttf="Arial.ttf">
> >></font>
> >><font name="Arial-Bold" ttf="Arialbd.ttf">
> >></font>
> >>
> >>Unfortunately there doesnt appear to be any way to map this approach
into
> >>
> >>
> >the
> >
> >
> >>new file format. I realise its probably bad practise to omit the
> >>
> >>
> >font-weight
> >
> >
> >>attribute, but some of our customers have done this! And we really need
an
> >>automatic process to upgrade the old font configuration files.
> >>
> >>Chris
> >>
> >>
> >>
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