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From "Mehdi Houshmand (Created) (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (COMDEV-67) FOP: TrueType fonts in AFP
Date Mon, 05 Mar 2012 15:39:56 GMT
FOP: TrueType fonts in AFP

                 Key: COMDEV-67
             Project: Community Development
          Issue Type: New Feature
          Components: Comdev, Mentoring
            Reporter: Mehdi Houshmand


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).

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