Re: [xep-support] Embedding Helvetica BadFontDataExceptionBadFontDataException

From: David Tolpin <>
Date: Sat Sep 02 2006 - 10:52:42 PDT

On Wed, 30 Aug 2006 23:56:35 +0500, Elliotte Harold
<> wrote:

> My printer insists on having all fonts embedded, even the standard ones.
> The only such font I'm using is Helvetica. However I keep getting errors
> like this:
> chapter2.pdf:
> [java] [error] Cannot read font metric from
> file:/opt/xml/xep/fonts/Helvetica.ttf
> [java] [error]
> [java] Formatter initialization failed:
> com.renderx.fonts.BadFontDataException: Could not obtain font metric for
> font family 'Helvetica'
> [java] Java Result: 1
> Any suggestions?

Hi Elliotte,

looks like either the font is not there or that the permissions do not
allow reading the file. Does just replacing the file with another file you
know is readable solve the problem?

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