[PATCH:xorg-docs] Add fop.xsl stylesheet to set fonts in ps & pdf output

Gaetan Nadon memsize at videotron.ca
Thu Dec 16 09:16:51 PST 2010

On Wed, 2010-12-15 at 15:59 -0800, Alan Coopersmith wrote:

> Since a number of documents, especially the credits section in the
> Release
> Notes, use characters not found in the fop default base PostScript
> fonts,
> add a stylesheet for the fop generated documents to use the free
> DejaVu and
> GNU Unifont fonts which cover a much wider range of characters.

It does not work for me. Without the patch, I notice in the credits
section the first name, which is composed of oriental characters, is
represented with # character. With the patch almost all characters are
repesented with #. I suspect I don't have those fonts installed. I have
some DejaVu fonts installed. There is unifont package which is not
currently installed stating:

         This package is a convenient way to install both the PCF bitmap version and the
         scalable TrueType outline version of GNU Unifont. It also installs a copy of
         unifont.hex and related files in /usr/share/unifont. 
         GNU Unifont was designed to render something besides an empty box for each
         visible Unicode character in the Basic Multilingual Plane (Plane 0).  Plane 0
         contains most of the world's modern writing scripts. This font looks best at
         Complex fonts (such as Indic or Semitic scripts, where letters change shape
         depending on their position in a word, or such as Mongolian, which is written
         vertically) will not render perfectly. The philosophy behind this font, though,
         is that anything meaningful is better than an empty box for a unknown glyph.
        Homepage: http://unifoundry.com

Assuming these fonts will correct the situation, we will be facing a
situation where the pdf is totally unreadable if the fonts are not
installed and there is probably no way for the average user to find out
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