Re: [xep-support] Missing isoXXXX characters in output

From: Thomas Schraitle <>
Date: Thu Jan 26 2006 - 23:24:42 PST

Hi David, schrieb am 27.01.06 08:02:54:
> [...]
> My problem is that in the resulting printable format (PDF, PS), the
> "Added Math Symbols: Relations" (isoamsr.ent) that I'm referencing
> are not being displayed/generated in the resulting file.
> E.g.
> The following...
> <title>a &ge; b + c</title>
> ...should show the <= glyph representation in ...
> a <= b + c
> However, a blank space is inserted where the glyph should be.
> [...]
> I'm sure I've done this in the past, but I have no idea what's
> happening now. Could it be a font issue?

I think yes. The entity &ge; is in Unicode U+2265 and this glyph is probably not available in your font. Which fonts do you use?

Possible solutions:

1. Use a font that contains lots of Unicode characters. :)
2. Use special math fonts (e.g. from LaTeX) and insert it after your general font:

  <fo:block font-family="NormalFont;MathFont">...</fo:block>

The problem with this approach is the two fonts should be similar; otherwise you end up with lots of "typographical noise" and it doesn't look very professional. ;)

You have to set font-selection-strategy[1] attribute to "character-by-character" (probably on fo:root). If the NormalFont does not contain the respective glyph, it will fallback to MathFont.

I wonder if XEP has an option to warn of missing glyphs.


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Received on Thu Jan 26 23:51:48 2006

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