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From Thomas E Deweese <thomas.dewe...@kodak.com>
Subject Re: Special Fonts not supported?
Date Wed, 12 Jun 2002 18:47:15 GMT
>>>>> "RC" == Randall Clark <clincon1@bjc.org> writes:

RC> Oh! It's a "Java thing" We are running on several platforms: MS,
RC> Unix, TSE Servers.  I will take a look at the Java fonts settings.
RC> The font is loaded on my system, so I thought Java picked those up
RC> automagically if it cannot find them anywhere else...  

    As I understand it that is more likely to happen on Windows than on 
UNIX (where fonts have names like: 
'-monotype-courier new-regular-i---*-%d-*-*-m-*-iso8859-1').  
This is why I asked what platform.

RC> As far as the svg fonts, is there a place where those are
RC> referenced?

    Well the SVG specification of course:
         http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/

    The Batik Toolkit also includes a converter that will take a
TrueType Font and generate a roughly equivilent SVG Font (hinting is
lost since SVG Fonts don't have that). However, you need to make sure
you are abiding by the license for the font you are converting (which
can be tricky).

    See ttf2svg: http://xml.apache.org/batik/ttf2svg.html
 
RC> Thanks!

  Good luck!

>>>> thomas.deweese@kodak.com 06/12/02 01:25PM >>>
>>>>> "RC" == Randall Clark <clincon1@bjc.org> writes:

RC> Can anyone tell me whether fonts such as ZapfDingbats, Dingbats,
RC> and Symbols are/are not supported in Batik?  If they are is there
RC> something special I need to know for displaying them in the batik
RC> browser?

RC>     We get all 'platform fonts' through the JDK.  So if you can
RC> use them in other Java Applications you should be able to use them
RC> in Batik.  What platform are you running on?

RC>     On Unix you can muck with 'jre/lib/font.properties' but to be
RC> honest I don't fully understand how platform fonts work in Java.

RC>     Of course if you really want to make sure you have the font
RC> (and it's the same on all clients) you probably want to use an SVG
RC> font.

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