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From Maruan Sahyoun <sahy...@fileaffairs.de>
Subject Re: This font type only supports 8-bit code points
Date Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:20:09 GMT

> Am 29.07.2015 um 16:06 schrieb Roberto Nibali <rnibali@gmail.com>:
> Hi
> After quite an odyssey, I have managed to properly set all appearances and
> mimic the pesky Javascript functionality in my template PDFs, mostly thanks
> to Maruan and Tilman.
> Going into extended testing, I have started to embed some Chinese and
> Japanese PDTextField entries using Adobe Acrobat. Adobe Acrobat Reader then
> subsequently asked me to install the Asian Font pack extension; which I did.
> Now, running my forms migration tool, I get stuck with the following error
> message:
> java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: This font type only supports 8-bit code
> points
>    at
> org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.font.PDType1Font.encode(PDType1Font.java:327)
>    at org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.font.PDFont.encode(PDFont.java:282)
>    at org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.font.PDFont.getStringWidth(PDFont.java:311)
>    at
> org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.interactive.form.PlainTextFormatter.format(PlainTextFormatter.java:188)
>    at
> org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.interactive.form.AppearanceGeneratorHelper.insertGeneratedAppearance(AppearanceGeneratorHelper.java:307)
>    at
> org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.interactive.form.AppearanceGeneratorHelper.setAppearanceContent(AppearanceGeneratorHelper.java:171)
>    at
> org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.interactive.form.AppearanceGeneratorHelper.setAppearanceValue(AppearanceGeneratorHelper.java:126)
>    at
> org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.interactive.form.PDTextField.constructAppearances(PDTextField.java:262)
>    at
> org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.interactive.form.PDTerminalField.applyChange(PDTerminalField.java:220)
>    at
> org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.interactive.form.PDTextField.setValue(PDTextField.java:217)
>    at pdftools.PDFMigrationTest.processField(PDFMigrationTest.java:124)
>    at pdftools.PDFMigrationTest.processField(PDFMigrationTest.java:81)
>    at pdftools.PDFMigrationTest.processField(PDFMigrationTest.java:81)
>    at pdftools.PDFMigrationTest.doFields(PDFMigrationTest.java:70)
>    at pdftools.PDFMigrationTest.SimpleTest(PDFMigrationTest.java:40)
> Now, I understand that by enforcing /Cour 8pt in my code, there is a very
> high chance that this might happen, however wouldn't it be nice to be able
> to submit a fallback font supporting 16bit code points instead of crashing?

we are looking at having fallback fonts after 2.0.0. For the time being it would be possible
to replace the /Cour and the corresponding resource with a suitable font.


> At the moment, this is more a cosmetic issue with some extensive testing I
> did, as the client most likely will not be using Asian languages with 16bit
> code points. However, better be safe than sorry, right?
> Take care
> Roberto

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