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From Peter Hancock <peter.hanc...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Fonts in XG
Date Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:27:53 GMT
Quite possibly according to [1] and [2] and worth investigating.

[1] http://markmail.org/message/jo56auecjd6skeci
[2] http://markmail.org/message/j3tbybb6s62u7v72


On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 4:01 PM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:

> Would it be useful to transition to use of the fontbox subsystem of the
> pdfbox project?
>
> On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 7:44 AM, Peter Hancock <peter.hancock@gmail.com
> >wrote:
>
> > The URI resolution work that Mehdi and myself recently work on [1] was
> one
> > of many requirements for running FOP in a environments with restricted
> > access to the filesystem (think The Cloud).  Another requirement relates
> to
> > the accessing of Fonts:  When FOP handles XSL-FO documents with embedded
> > SVG containing text, it delegates the layout and rendering job to Batik.
> >  Batik will require font metrics that are associated with the text and
> > currently uses the AWT library to load the JDK fonts that are OS fonts.
> >  This process is problematic for a few reasons:  One is presented to us
> > when we wish to run FOP in a so-called multi-tenant environment;  In this
> > scenario, fonts that are liscensed on a per-tenant basis must have their
> > availiability accordingly restricted accordingingly.  How can this be
> > enforced when fonts are resolved at the JVM level?
> >
> > I am interested in feedback from the community to find out what other
> > problems are attributed to the current Font handling processes in FOP and
> > Batik, and what the solutions to these may look like.  Would sharing code
> > between FOP and Batik help to unify the handling of fonts.  FOP could
> > configure the font library so that Batik loads fonts accordingly.  This
> was
> > proposed at the time of XML Graphics Commons' inception [2].
> >
> > I am aware that Font handling has been discussed on XG mailing lists and
> > attempts made to extract a font library from FOP [3].
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Peter
> >
> > [1] http://markmail.org/message/4mocrzwpzaaudwz2
> >
> > [2] http://markmail.org/message/fbck5tolipkkfw5u
> >
> > [3]
> >
> >
> http://apache-fop.1065347.n5.nabble.com/Foray-s-font-subsystem-for-Fop-tp18467.html
> >
>

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