[xep-support] Re: Letters "fi" are not transformed

From: Bill Bushnell <Bill.Bushnell_at_ADDRESS_REMOVED>
Date: Wed Apr 22 2015 - 11:44:12 PDT

Thank you for your response. The solution is probably with the ligature, but I have no experience with dealing with that, or the font mappings in XEP transformation. I tried a different transformation and the words “first” and “fire” are okay in the PDF now. So I’ll stick with the new transformation.

~ Bill

From: Xep-support [mailto:xep-support-bounces@renderx.com] On Behalf Of Kevin Brown
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:41 PM
To: 'RenderX Community Support List'
Subject: [xep-support] Re: Letters "fi" are not transformed

What is the exact font specification for the font you are using in xep.xml?
If you look at “Times New Roman” in the default specification in xep.xml, you would see this:
      <font-family name="Times New Roman" ligatures="&#xFB01; &#xFB02;">
        <font><font-data ttf="times.ttf"/></font>
        <font style="italic"><font-data ttf="timesi.ttf"/></font>
        <font weight="bold"><font-data ttf="timesbd.ttf"/></font>
        <font weight="bold" style="italic"><font-data ttf="timesbi.ttf"/></font>
The “ligatures” attribute is telling the formatting engine to replace “fi” and “fl” with their equivalents that exist in that font:

This is “fi” typed
This is “fi” as a ligature
You can see they are quite different (if you are viewing this in HTML). I suspect you may be using a ligature entry pointing to a character that does not exist for that font in question.
Kevin Brown
From: Xep-support [mailto:xep-support-bounces@renderx.com] On Behalf Of Bill Bushnell
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:25 PM
To: xep-support@renderx.com<mailto:xep-support@renderx.com>
Subject: [xep-support] Letters "fi" are not transformed

When transforming using XEP and Oxygen 16.1 every occurrence of the letters “fi” (as in “first” and “filter”) are being dropped. XEP has no problem with upper and lower case “Fi” though. It doesn’t happen with Apache transformation. My transformation is only slightly customized with some logos and graphics.
Any ideas?
Bill Bushnell

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