vmote       2003/03/30 05:11:30

  Modified:    src/documentation/content/xdocs/dev fonts.xml
  Log:
  Add more comments about AWT.
  
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.2       +5 -3      xml-fop/src/documentation/content/xdocs/dev/fonts.xml
  
  Index: fonts.xml
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  RCS file: /home/cvs/xml-fop/src/documentation/content/xdocs/dev/fonts.xml,v
  retrieving revision 1.1
  retrieving revision 1.2
  diff -u -r1.1 -r1.2
  --- fonts.xml 20 Nov 2002 09:55:49 -0000      1.1
  +++ fonts.xml 30 Mar 2003 13:11:30 -0000      1.2
  @@ -24,8 +24,10 @@
         <ul>
           <li>Why are we using our own font metric parsing and registration system, 
instead of the AWT system provided as part of Java?
             <ul>
  -            <li>Answer 1: Many of our customers use FOP in a so-called "headless" 
server environment -- that is, the operating system is operating in character mode, 
with no concept of a graphical environment. We need some mechanism of allowing these 
environments to get font information.</li>
  +            <li>Answer 1: Many of our customers use FOP in a so-called "headless" 
server environment -- that is, the operating system is operating in character mode, 
with no concept of a graphical environment. We need some mechanism of allowing these 
environments to get font information. Java 1.4 has a mechanism for dealing with 
headless environments, and this issue may be resolved when we require that as a 
minimum platform. However, there may be an issue then of how to get fonts registered 
at the operating system in these environments. That will probably at least require 
some documentation for users.</li>
               <li>Answer 2: At some level, we don't yet fully trust AWT to handle 
fonts correctly. There are still unresolved discrepancies between the two systems.</li>
  +            <li>Answer 3: In the AWT mechanism, there does not appear to be a way 
to find the physical font file associated with an AWT font, or to otherwise get access 
to its contents so that it can be embedded in FOP output.</li>
  +            <li>Answer 4: The Java 1.4 javadocs state (in java.awt.Font): "All 
implementations of the Java 2 platform must support TrueType fonts; support for other 
font technologies is implementation dependent." We wish to provide a greater base of 
font technologies for our users.</li>
             </ul>
           </li>
         </ul>
  
  
  

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