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From Venkat Reddy <vanukuri.ven...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Problem while trying to generate Multilingual PDF
Date Mon, 17 May 2010 08:48:25 GMT
You should use URL for configured TTF (ARIALUNI.TTF) file, like 
'file:///C:/windows/fonts/ARIALUNI.TTF'...

I am able to generate PDF document with japanese fonts using FOP Trunk 
latest version, it should also work with FOP 0.95 with the metrics-url 
attribute.

Venkat.

Srinivas Adusumalli wrote:
> Hi,
>  
> I am facing the routine problem with generating multilingual pdf using 
> Apache FOP
>  
> *Requirement: *We should be able to generate PDF in Asian/multiple 
> languages(Japanese, Chinese etcc.,) using Apache FOP
>  
> *Current Set up: *Current system is using Apache FOP to generate PDF 
> in english at the runtime. The .fo file (containing information about 
> the blocks and data to be written to PDF) and userconfig 
> file(containing information about the fonts) content is constructed at 
> the run time based on the data available in the Database.
>  
> *Solution Tried so far: *After analyzing i found that we need to 
> embedd fonts related to japanese or chinese etcc specifically in to 
> the PDF, following are the steps I followed to do the same.
>  
> 1) Downloaded latest fop.jar (fop-0.95-bin.zip 
> <javascript:void('http://mirrors.ecvps.com/apache/xmlgraphics/fop/binaries/fop-0.95-bin.zip');>

> ) from http://mirrors.ecvps.com/apache/xmlgraphics/fop/binaries/ 
> <javascript:void('http://mirrors.ecvps.com/apache/xmlgraphics/fop/binaries/');>

> 2) Created font metric files for ARIALUNI and MS Gothic fonts as 
> specified at http://www.zvon.org/HowTo/Output/cid-fonts.pdf 
> <javascript:void('http://www.zvon.org/HowTo/Output/cid-fonts.pdf');> 
> 3) Ensured that the userconfig.xml has the following font entries
>  
>     <font metrics-file="ARIALUNI.xml"  kerning="yes" 
> embed-file="ARIALUNI.TTF">
>         <font-triplet name="Arial Unicode MS" style="normal" 
> weight="normal" />
>     </font>
>      
>     
>     <font metrics-file="msgothic.xml"  kerning="yes" 
> embed-file="msgothic.ttc">
>         <font-triplet name="MS-Gothic" style="normal" weight="normal"/>
>     </font>
>     
>  4) Ensured that .fo file generated uses the above specified font for 
> the certain blocks which contains the Japanese text.
>  
> Even after performing the above steps, I see the content being 
> displayed as
>  
> &#12388;&#12398;&#12467;&#12513;&#12531;&#12488;&#12434;&#12486;&#12473;&#12488;
>  
> or as ?????????????????????
>  
> instead of displaying it in Japanese text.
>  
> *NOTE: *
>  
> 1)* *The japanese text that needs to be displayed is picked from the 
> database, and in the database we see the information as 
> &#12388;&#12398;&#12467;&#12513;&#12531;&#12488;&#12434;&#12486;&#12473;&#12488;

> when we try to view it using TOAD. I am fetching the same information 
> and displaying it in one of the text field in the page where in it is 
> displaying appropriately as Japanese text (This is because i am 
> setting the charset/pageEncoding to UTF-8).
>  
> 2) There was no *"MS Gothic.ttf"*  in C:\WINDOWS\fonts dir so i have 
> used *"MS Gothic.ttc" *to generate the font metric file for the same 
> initially and later i downloaded MSGothic.ttf from internet and tries 
> the same , and in the userconfig.xml I tried to specify both (one at a 
> time) for *embed-file* property
>  
> *i tried the following entry once *
> ** 
>  <font metrics-file="MSGothic.xml"  kerning="yes" 
> embed-file="MSGothic.*ttf*">
>  <font-triplet name="MS Gothic" style="normal" weight="normal"/>
>  </font>
>  
> *and then*
> ** 
>  <font metrics-file="MSGothic.xml"  kerning="yes" 
> embed-file="MSGothic.*ttc*">
>  <font-triplet name="MS Gothic" style="normal" weight="normal"/>
>  </font>
> ** 
> ** 
> *Questions I have:*
>  
> 1)  The .fo file created at runtime has the Japanese content as 
> &#12388;&#12398;&#12467;&#12513;&#12531;&#12488;&#12434;&#12486;&#12473;&#12488;

> isntead of Japanese characters. Is this fine? Enclosed is the sample 
> *"Template_user10_.fo" *file that is getting generated.
>  
> 2) Enclosed are userconfig.xml and font metric files for MS Gothic and 
> ARIALUNI. Check if these are fine.
>  
> 3) Guide/Suggest what all we have to in order to properly write Asian 
> languages/Japanese/Chinese to PDF's using Apache FOP. The version of 
> FOP used in our application is 0.20.5, but i have used 0.95 version to 
> generate the metrics file, will it create a problem? Can you please 
> guide the appropriate versions to be used during the whole process.
>  
> Regards,
> Srinivas
>  
>  


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