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From Clay Leeds <>
Subject Re: Unicode and pdf doc
Date Thu, 18 Nov 2004 05:50:03 GMT
On Nov 17, 2004, at 9:10 PM, Bhatia Praveen, HCLT-Japan wrote:
> Hi,
>    When I use unicode for say russian, or other lang in index.xml It 
> appears
> fine in the web pages index.html. However, when i click on the pdf file
> equivalent (top right) the unicode characters appear as ########### in 
> the
> pdf file and unicode are not rendered correctly. What should be done 
> to get
> them correctly in the pdf file  also?
> regards
> Praveen

I don't know the answer to this question but I have some suspicions...

Forrest uses Apache FOP to generate it's PDF output. I suspect there 
are problems with the Forrest's FONT output when it comes to unicode.

Everything you'd want to know about FOP Font output is either on the 
FOP Fonts page[1], or in the mailing list archives[2].

It'd take some extra work, but someone may need to go into the 
document2fo.xsl stylesheets and make some modifications to the 
transformation. Among other things, though, font metrics files would 
need to be generated, and Forrest would somehow need to pass this 
information along to FOP.

[1] FOP Fonts page
[2]FOP Mailing Lists page

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