RE: [xep-support] Question about rendering character references

From: G. Ken Holman <>
Date: Tue Aug 02 2005 - 11:16:37 PDT

At 2005-08-02 13:09 -0400, Powell, Todd wrote:
> > As it turns out, it seems I only needed to specify the @font-family as
> > something like "Arial, Symbol, ZapfDingbats"
>As a bit of a follow-up, in order to get the characters working, I placed
>the @font-family on each "block" element that appears inside each
>fo:flow. However, it means making sure I specify it on *every* block
>element as it's being generated in the XSLT. Is there a way to move the
>@font-family setting up to the fo:flow, or even higher, so it applies to
>the entire generated document?
>- Todd

According to the specification, Section 7.8.2 states that font-family is

In the processing model regarding inheritance, Section 5.1.4 states that
inherited properties apply to descendent formatting objects.

You can, therefore, specify font-family= on any ancestor of the characters
to which it applies.

I counsel my students to specify document-wide properties as attributes on
the <root> formatting object as that is the common ancestor of all
constructs in all flows.

I hope this helps.

. . . . . Ken

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