On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 10:51 PM, Glenn Adams <gl...@skynav.com> wrote:
> Ivan,
> This type of question is best put to the FOP User
> <fop-us...@xmlgraphics.apache.org> email list rather than the developer
> list.

Actually, I was offering (or considering) to give back some of the
money FOP saved me (when I self-published my book). I don't think
sending my offer to the users' list would be very useful.

> In any case, nothing is required of FOP for you to be able to make use
> of Garamond Pro and other Adobe fonts, though certain advanced typographic
> features may not be supported. However, if you are not familiar with those
> advanced features, then that will likely not affect you. For typical western
> writing systems, you should have no problem with existing off the shelf
> Truetype and Opentype fonts.

Hoping you'd be right, I tried to use Adobe Garamond Pro right now and
FOP 1.0 responded to me with "OpenType fonts with CFF data are not
supported [...]". That leads me to believe that they are indeed not
supported. A search on Google did not yield anything useful. If, on
the other hand, you are saying that my problem can be resolved on the
users' mailing list, I will be happy to give it a try.

Or maybe I should instead ask, how much work is to support OpenType
fonts with CFF data?

> Regards,
> Glenn
> On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 3:41 PM, Ivan Ristic <ivan.ris...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Glenn,
>> Thanks for your quick response. I don't know what those things mean,
>> so I am afraid I can't be more specific. I was talking purely from a
>> end-user perspective, say, being able to purchase Garamond Pro from
>> Adobe and plug it in with no trouble.
>> [BTW, I appreciate the re-send, but I have subscribed to the list and
>> will stay subscribed for the duration of this email thread.]
>> On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 9:27 PM, Glenn Adams <gl...@skynav.com> wrote:
>> > What do you mean by "fully"? If you are referring to the OpenType GDEF,
>> > GSUB, GPOS support, then work is already underway to add that
>> > functionality.
>> > See the following for further info:
>> > http://people.apache.org/~spepping/
>> > http://wiki.apache.org/xmlgraphics-fop/ComplexScripts
>> > Regards,
>> > Glenn
>> >
>> > On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 2:08 PM, Ivan Ristic <ivan.ris...@gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Hi FOP developers,
>> >>
>> >> Could someone in the know possibly give me an estimate about how much
>> >> work is needed to get FOP to fully support OpenType fonts? I
>> >> understand that estimates can be tough to work out (and that are often
>> >> unreliable), but even having an idea about the needed amount would
>> >> help me a great deal.
>> >>
>> >> If someone came along to sponsor (fund) such development, would that
>> >> be acceptable to the group?
>> >>
>> >> Thanks.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Ivan Ristić
>> >
>> >
>> --
>> Ivan Ristić

Ivan Ristić

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