Re: [xep-support] Small Caps

From: Thomas Schraitle <>
Date: Tue Oct 04 2005 - 09:14:25 PDT


On Thursday 22 September 2005 03:29, Teus Benschop wrote:
> This clever emulator works well for normal English text. But we have to
> deal with all characters defined in Unicode. I still request RenderX to
> natively support font-variant="small-caps".


> Hello,
> XEP does not support font-variant="small-caps".
> FOP and XSLFormatter do.

Actually RenderX supports small caps (I use XEP 4.4 build 20050822). Some
days ago I could use successfully small caps in my document and
remembered your posting. Try the following steps:

1. You need a font that contains small caps. That's the most important
thing, otherwise the whole configuration is useless.

2. The configuration file must contain an entry somewhere in xep.xml:

 <font-family name="THE.SCFONT">
  <!-- More entries -->
  <font weight="normal" variant="small-caps">
     <!-- Point to the font file: -->
     <font-data pfb="THE-Caps.pfb"

3. Your XSL-FO file must contain the font-family and font-variant
attributes, for example:

  <fo:inline font-family="THE.SCFONT"
             font-variant="small-caps">Hello World</fo:inline>

If you follow these steps, you should get small caps in your PDF. At
least, I was successfull. :)

Good luck,

Thomas Schraitle
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Received on Tue Oct 4 09:38:41 2005

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