Re: [xep-support] euro sign with font Lucida Handwriting Italic

From: Bob Stayton <>
Date: Tue Nov 10 2009 - 08:56:55 PST

It is a common practice to specify a fallback font in the font-family property using a font list, which is a comma-separated list of fonts. For example:


Also, add this property (perhaps on fo:root) to enable the feature:


Then if a the first font does not have a glyph, the processor falls back to the next font in the list, etc.

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Gabriel Birke
  Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 7:37 AM
  Subject: RE: [xep-support] euro sign with font Lucida Handwriting Italic


  are you sure that your version of Lucida Handwriting contains the Euro sign? If not, then it's no mystery why the rectangle is shown - it's the standard "character". AFAIK XEP has no provisions for having a "fallback font" for characters that are not defined in the font file.



    From: [] On Behalf Of Stijn Elst
    Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 4:00 PM
    Subject: Re: [xep-support] euro sign with font Lucida Handwriting Italic

    thanks for your response

    I already tried &#128; and &#x80; and &#x20AC;

    they all result in a rectangular character, only with that specific font, very strange

    ----- Original Message -----
      From: Mark Cilia Vincenti
      Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 2:31 PM
      Subject: RE: [xep-support] euro sign with font Lucida Handwriting Italic

      Try using &#128;



      Mark Cilia Vincenti - Freelance Internal Developer
      GFI Software -


      From: [] On Behalf Of Stijn Elst
      Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 1:59 PM
      Subject: [xep-support] euro sign with font Lucida Handwriting Italic





      How can I render the euro sign using the font Lucida Handwriting Italic?


      The resulting pdf only shows a square where the euro sign should be...


      I have no problems with euro signs of other fonts, just with this font.


      Other characters of the Lucida Handwriting Italic font render just fine.


      My xep font file is correctly configured (we use v4.15).


      Any help would be greatly appreciated.



      Kind regards,

      Stijn Elst.

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