Hi Manuel, > Just came across a scenario (AFP Renderer) where I need to support non > scalable fonts. The current FOP trunk font system is not very good at > this as it does font selection purely based on (name, style, weight). > > Does FOray font support non scalable fonts (raster / bitmap fonts)?
Theoretically yes, but this is not implemented. > Is font size a possible font selection criteria in FOray? Yes. When requesting a font, the size must always be provided. > Does FOray support adding new types of fonts, i.e. is its font support > extensible? Yes. FOrayFont was designed with extensibility in mind . There are two main types of fonts in FOrayFont: system fonts i.e., fonts registered by the Java awt system; and free-standing fonts, which are directly handled by FOray and for which a font file is available. For now the only supported free-standing fonts are Type1 and TrueType fonts. You typically need a third type of FreeStandingFont, a kind of BitmapFont. Victor will be more able than me to evaluate the feasibility of such a thing. I suggest you subscribe to the foray-developer mailing list  and ask your question there. > How is the FOray font integration coming along? The reason behind this > question is simply - do I waste my time in modifying the current FOP > font system to somehow support non scalable fonts because FOray font is > imminent and I better wait for it or is it a fair way (months) down the > track and I have to find a workable intermediate solution for the > problem at hand? If all goes well, I should have a ready patch in 2 weeks. If you want I can post an updated pre-patch on Bugzilla, although I'm a bit ashamed of all the awful things I've put in the code and that I must correct... But don't hesitate to ask. Cheers, Vincent  http://foray.sourceforge.net/dev/font/planning.html  http://sourceforge.net/mail/?group_id=109663