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On Wed, 2010-12-15 at 15:59 -0800, Alan Coopersmith wrote:<BR>
<TT><FONT COLOR="#1a1a1a">Since a number of documents, especially the credits section in the Release</FONT></TT><BR>
<TT><FONT COLOR="#1a1a1a">Notes, use characters not found in the fop default base PostScript fonts,</FONT></TT><BR>
<TT><FONT COLOR="#1a1a1a">add a stylesheet for the fop generated documents to use the free DejaVu and</FONT></TT><BR>
<TT><FONT COLOR="#1a1a1a">GNU Unifont fonts which cover a much wider range of characters.</FONT></TT><BR>
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:<BR>
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: <A HREF="http://unifoundry.com">http://unifoundry.com</A>
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 why.