Hi Dennis I was totally blind when I read your initial mail. Sorry, I was wasting your time. See my comments below.
On 15.11.2002 11:33:20 Dennis Myrén wrote: > Hi there. > > I am using the FOP tools to generate PDF output from FO documents. > In the PDF document, i need to embed a PostScript Font named > StandardGroteskBSK. > This is my userconfig.xml file: > <configuration> > <fonts> > <font > metrics-file="C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\DVDebugger\bin\Debug\FontMetrics\SK021___.xml" > kerning="yes" > embed-file="C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Type > Manager\psfonts\SK021___.PFB"> > <font-triplet name="StandardGroteskBSK" style="normal" weight="normal" > /> > </font> > <font > metrics-file="C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\DVDebugger\bin\Debug\FontMetrics\SK051___.xml" > kerning="yes" > embed-file="C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Type > Manager\psfonts\SK051___.PFB"> > <font-triplet name="StandardGroteskBSK" style="normal" weight="bold" /> > </font> > </fonts> > </configuration> > > I get no errors during the FOP.bat batch job while generating the PDF. > However, text in the PDF document(etc. cells in tables) are very bad aligned, > it looks awful. > > I read that sometimes one need to manually alter the PFMReader generated XML > font metrics file, > to correct the approximated values. > I followed an example to do that with my XML metrics file, but the result is > as bad as before. > > When placing the PDF object in an Illustrator 10 document, a messagebox pops > up: > "The document "C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\DVDebugger\bin\Debug\output.PDF" contains > objects that have been interpreted." > "Missing Type1 fonts have been substituted with the default font". > As the PDF elements are no longer objects, i cant select a text element to > see if it is the correct font. I think I know what causes this problem. I believe that the PFB file is not embedded correctly into the PDF file. There are little segment prefixes in the PFB file that are not directly described in the Type 1 specification, but only in the "Download Fonts" spec from Adobe. Adobe Acrobat doesn't mind that, but maybe Illustrator doesn't like that. I'll try to fix that. The only problem I have is that I don't have Adobe Illustrator to test afterwards. I'll send you a PDF to check when I've got it. > I then tried the parameter "-print" with FOP.bat, > to print the document directly. > First I embedded Verdana with this print job, that worked. > Then i used this PostScript font StandardGroteskBSK, which raised a > FontFormatException. This MUST fail. "-print" invokes the AWTRenderer. AWT does only support TrueType font to be loaded from a file, but not Type 1 fonts. That's why you get an error. So this means you can't use a Type 1 font if you want to use the AWT/Print renderer. Try removing the embed-file attribute in the userconfig.xml and check if the font is properly used if it's installed on your system. Of course, you will have to reenable embed-file if you generate a PDF with embedded fonts. > This is the debug output: > > C:\Program Files\Batik\fop-0.20.4>java -cp > build\fop.jar;lib\batik.jar;lib\xalan-2.3.1.jar;lib\xercesImpl-2.0.1.jar;lib\xm > l-apis.jar;lib\avalon-framework-cvs-20020315.jar;lib\logkit-1.0.jar;lib\jimi-1.0.jar > org.apache.fop.apps.Fop -d -c "C:\Ine > tpub\wwwroot\DVDebugger\bin\Debug\fopconfig.xml" > "C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\DVDebugger\bin\Debug\out.FO" -print > [DEBUG] Input mode: > [DEBUG] FO > [DEBUG] fo input file: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\DVDebugger\bin\Debug\out.FO > [DEBUG] Output mode: > [DEBUG] print directly > [DEBUG] OPTIONS > [DEBUG] user configuration file: > C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\DVDebugger\bin\Debug\fopconfig.xml > [DEBUG] debug mode on > [DEBUG] dump configuration > [DEBUG] quiet mode on > [DEBUG] Using org.apache.xerces.parsers.SAXParser as SAX2 Parser > [DEBUG] reading user configuration file > [DEBUG] Using org.apache.xerces.parsers.SAXParser as SAX2 Parser > [DEBUG] base directory: file:/C:/Inetpub/wwwroot/DVDebugger/bin/Debug/ > [ERROR] FOP 0.20.4 > [DEBUG] Using org.apache.xerces.parsers.SAXParser as SAX2 Parser > [ERROR] Logger not set > [INFO] building formatting object tree > [DEBUG] setting up fonts > [INFO]  > [DEBUG] create embedFont C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Type > Manager\psfonts\SK021___.PFB > [ERROR] Failed to create embedFont C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Type > Manager\psfonts\SK021___.PFB : java.awt.FontFormatExc > eption: Unable to create font - bad font data > [WARNING] table-layout=auto is not supported, using fixed! > [WARNING] table-layout=auto is not supported, using fixed! > [WARNING] table-layout=auto is not supported, using fixed! > [WARNING] table-layout=auto is not supported, using fixed! > [WARNING] table-layout=auto is not supported, using fixed! > [INFO] Parsing of document complete, stopping renderer > > > > Does this mean that the font files are corrupt or something? > > Please help me. Jeremias Maerki