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From "Mehdi Houshmand (Updated) (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (COMDEV-67) [GSoC2012] FOP: TrueType fonts in AFP
Date Mon, 05 Mar 2012 15:41:57 GMT


Mehdi Houshmand updated COMDEV-67:

    Summary: [GSoC2012] FOP: TrueType fonts in AFP  (was: FOP: TrueType fonts in AFP)
> [GSoC2012] FOP: TrueType fonts in AFP
> -------------------------------------
>                 Key: COMDEV-67
>                 URL:
>             Project: Community Development
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Comdev, Mentoring
>            Reporter: Mehdi Houshmand
>              Labels: GSoC, Mentor, gsoc2012, mentoring
> 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 (

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