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From "Mehdi Houshmand (Updated) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (COMDEV-67) [GSoC2012] FOP: TrueType fonts in AFP
Date Tue, 06 Mar 2012 08:41:18 GMT

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Mehdi Houshmand updated COMDEV-67:
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    Description: 
The FOP Project

The Apache FOP project creates paginated documents driven by XSL formatting objects (XSL-FO)
into various formats (PDF, PostScript, AFP, PCL, AFP, XML (area tree representation), Print,
AWT and PNG, and to a lesser extent, RTF and TXT). We help fill the gap between web and paged
media by supporting a wide range of typesetting technologies including various font formats
and a multitude of image types. The flexibility FOP provides allow it to be used either as
a stand-alone application or in complex tool-chains to support business processes and deliver
high quality communications. FOP also has a vast and vibrant community with a diverse range
of backgrounds and experiences that support each other and are happy to help new comers.

Motivation

Currently when custom fonts are used for AFP documents the only fonts that are allowed are
APF-format specific. Many of these use the antiquated EBCDIC encoding and have license restrictions,
which is obviously a serious impediment when using the AFP document format. TrueType and OpenType
fonts are a much better supported standard and provide much better freedom in terms of licenses
and availability for users. The MOD:CA specification allows TrueType fonts to be used within
AFP documents and FOP already provides a library for reading and handling TrueType fonts.

This project would expose applicants to various specifications (TTF, OTF, AFP, XSL-FO) and
would teach them how to design software in enterprise products and adherence to standardized
specifications. All code will be written in Java (currently Java5).

Mentor: Mehdi Houshmand (mehdi@apache.org)

  was:
Motivation

Currently when custom fonts are used for AFP documents the only fonts that are allowed are
APF-format specific. Many of these use the antiquated EBCDIC encoding and have license restrictions,
which is obviously a serious impediment when using the AFP document format. TrueType and OpenType
fonts are a much better supported standard and provide much better freedom in terms of licenses
and availability for users. The MOD:CA specification allows TrueType fonts to be used within
AFP documents and FOP already provides a library for reading and handling TrueType fonts.

This project would expose applicants to various specifications (TTF, OTF, AFP, XSL-FO) and
would teach them how to design software in enterprise products and adherence to standardized
specifications. All code will be written in Java (currently Java5).

Mentor: Mehdi Houshmand (mehdi@apache.org)

    
> [GSoC2012] FOP: TrueType fonts in AFP
> -------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COMDEV-67
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COMDEV-67
>             Project: Community Development
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Comdev, Mentoring
>            Reporter: Mehdi Houshmand
>              Labels: GSoC, Mentor, gsoc2012, mentoring
>
> The FOP Project
> The Apache FOP project creates paginated documents driven by XSL formatting objects (XSL-FO)
into various formats (PDF, PostScript, AFP, PCL, AFP, XML (area tree representation), Print,
AWT and PNG, and to a lesser extent, RTF and TXT). We help fill the gap between web and paged
media by supporting a wide range of typesetting technologies including various font formats
and a multitude of image types. The flexibility FOP provides allow it to be used either as
a stand-alone application or in complex tool-chains to support business processes and deliver
high quality communications. FOP also has a vast and vibrant community with a diverse range
of backgrounds and experiences that support each other and are happy to help new comers.
> Motivation
> Currently when custom fonts are used for AFP documents the only fonts that are allowed
are APF-format specific. Many of these use the antiquated EBCDIC encoding and have license
restrictions, which is obviously a serious impediment when using the AFP document format.
TrueType and OpenType fonts are a much better supported standard and provide much better freedom
in terms of licenses and availability for users. The MOD:CA specification allows TrueType
fonts to be used within AFP documents and FOP already provides a library for reading and handling
TrueType fonts.
> This project would expose applicants to various specifications (TTF, OTF, AFP, XSL-FO)
and would teach them how to design software in enterprise products and adherence to standardized
specifications. All code will be written in Java (currently Java5).
> Mentor: Mehdi Houshmand (mehdi@apache.org)

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