Manuel Mall wrote:
> Regarding the "bolder", "lighter" issue and the general font
> selection I looked at the "pre-patch for FOrayFont adaptation
> to Fop"
> (http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=35948) and
> concluded that meddling with the font selection system will
> interfere with the FOray font integration and that the FOray
> font system has addressed most of the font selection issues
> any way (not sure about the "bolder", "lighter" bits though).
> I will therefore back-off from that line of work and wait for
> the FOray font integration to complete, assuming that it is
> still going ahead.
Sorry to be so slow responding. I think Vincent is taking August off, but is
still working on the font integration work.
Manuel and I have had an off-line conversation about the bolder/lighter
issue, and I think we will need to improve both the interface and the
implementation to handle this and the similar issues for font-stretch. I'll
work on that in the next week or two.
> BTW, while very briefly looking at parts of the FOray/aXSL
> font selection code I noticed at least one instance where it
> relied on a JDK
> 1.4 API call. Not quite what we want for FOP I believe but I
> am sure easy to fix for Victor.
Yes, we should be able to get a 1.3 solution for this. BTW, FOray is
theoretically dependent on 1.4. However, I don't know that there are any 1.4
dependencies in the font code.