Dear All, We have an issue regarding the generation of postscript documents using a custom type1 font in the greek language. The font we tried is called kerkis (can be found @ http://iris.math.aegean.gr/kerkis/Kerkis_for_LaTeX.zip), but the same behaviour is observed using true type fonts that we have converted to type1 using open source tools (like fontforge).
Trying to render the attached sample.fo with the config given, Fop complaints with the following message: org.apache.fop.events.LoggingEventListener processEvent WARNING: Glyph "Δ" (0x394, Deltagreek) not available in font "Kerkis". org.apache.fop.events.LoggingEventListener processEvent WARNING: Glyph "Ω" (0x3a9, Omegagreek) not available in font "Kerkis". Our fonts, have glyphs named Omega and Delta - only. Browsing around we found that basically, the code 0x3a9 is equivalent to 0x2126 (Omega) and 0x394 to 0x2206 (Delta). Apparently there are other codes for the Cyrilic version of Omega and Delta, that actually "point" to the same glyph. These are all defined in xmlgraphics-commons library, in org.apache.xmlgraphics.fonts.Glyphs classm put they point to different glyph names, like: Omega;2126 Omegacyrillic;0460 Omegagreek;03A9 Omegaroundcyrillic;047A Omegatitlocyrillic;047C And Delta;2206 Deltagreek;0394 Fop uses this class to resolve codes to glyph names, and then uses this name to look the glyph in the font, thus producing the error you see. I am attaching a patch to be applied to org.apache.fop.fonts.SingleByteFont. It kind-of mimics the behaviour of fallbackMap in class AbstractCodePointMapping where alternative names for a glyph are searched before returning a not found character. This solves our problem with producing readable postscript files but we are wondering if this is the right way to go and if it is well done. Can someone check our findings and the patch and/or provide some hints of what would be the best way to workaround this issue in a time efficient manner? Are we missing something in the configuration? Thank you for your time in advance, Alexandros