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From John Hewson <j...@jahewson.com>
Subject Re: pdfbox warnings
Date Wed, 08 Apr 2015 21:23:25 GMT
I checked out MS Gothic and it’s perfect. The symbols are almost identical to Zapf Dingbats,
and it has all the glyphs we need.

I’ve replaced the Arial Unicode MS mapping with MS Gothic in PDFBOX-1900. This change will
be in the next snapshot build. Please try it out.

— John

> On 8 Apr 2015, at 13:14, John Hewson <john@jahewson.com> wrote:
> 
> Ok, I think I’ve found a suitable substitute font, MS Gothic ships with Windows XP,
Vista, 7, and 8 and has complete Unicode Dingbats coverage:
> 
> https://www.microsoft.com/typography/fonts/font.aspx?FMID=1269 <https://www.microsoft.com/typography/fonts/font.aspx?FMID=1269>
> 
> See http://www.fonts.com/font/microsoft-corporation/ms-gothic/regular <http://www.fonts.com/font/microsoft-corporation/ms-gothic/regular>
for Dingbats coverage, click “Character Map” and select “2700…27BF Dingbats”.
> 
> — John
> 
>> On 8 Apr 2015, at 13:07, John Hewson <john@jahewson.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> 
>>> On 8 Apr 2015, at 11:22, Maruan Sahyoun <sahyoun@fileaffairs.de <mailto:sahyoun@fileaffairs.de>>
wrote:
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> Am 08.04.2015 um 20:05 schrieb Tilman Hausherr <THausherr@t-online.de
<mailto:THausherr@t-online.de>>:
>>>> 
>>>> Am 08.04.2015 um 19:59 schrieb Eric Douglas:
>>>>> Where are you getting the Arial Unicode MS?
>>>> 
>>>> C:\windows\fonts\ARIALUNI.TTF
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> we might be able to find a suitable font to be distributed with PDFBox such as
Noto [1] which is ASL licensed (at least that's what they state) and they have a symbol font
[2]. Would need to check the mappings.
>> 
>> Yes, but first we should check if a suitable font ships with Windows, as other PDF
viewers on the system are likely to be using it already. We don’t want PDFBox to unnecessarily
be using a non-platform font.
>> 
>> The glyph list for ZapfDingbats can be found here:
>> 
>> https://github.com/apache/pdfbox/blob/trunk/pdfbox/src/main/resources/org/apache/pdfbox/resources/glyphlist/zapfdingbats.txt
<https://github.com/apache/pdfbox/blob/trunk/pdfbox/src/main/resources/org/apache/pdfbox/resources/glyphlist/zapfdingbats.txt>
>> 
>> The format of the entires is:
>> 
>> a100;275E
>> 
>> Which corresponds to a glyph named “a100” with Unicode code point U+275E.
>> 
>> — John
>> 
>> 
>>> [1] http://www.google.com/get/noto/#/family/noto-sans <http://www.google.com/get/noto/#/family/noto-sans>
>>> [2] http://www.google.com/get/noto/#/family/noto-sans-zsym <http://www.google.com/get/noto/#/family/noto-sans-zsym>
>>> 
>>>> 
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