What I meant was have you tried the following in place of using the fop text renderer option. If text output is what you want, then you really wouldn't need fop at all; your XSLT engine would produce the output you want.
You didn't provide many other details, so if assuming your using a stylesheet of some kind,
have you tried
<xsl:output method="text" indent="yes[or no]"/>
...the rest of the stylsheet...
You'd have more control over the output.
Hope this helps,