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Arial Narrow font does not work in PDF file

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August 31, 2007, 04:40 PM
KentO
Arial Narrow font does not work in PDF file
When I produce a PDF report using the font Arial Narrow from a WebFOCUS 6.2 .fex, the font defaults to Courier. Do I need to do something to Adobe Reader in order to use Arial Narrow?

Kent


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August 31, 2007, 05:41 PM
FrankDutch
Does the normal Arial font work?
Is that font installed on your WF server.

I'm almost sure it's not the Adobe Reader that gives the problem.




Frank

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September 01, 2007, 03:21 AM
Lenny Ward
When outputing PDF and you specify ARIAL as the font WebFOCUS maps it I think to Helvetica. If you want to use true ARIAL fonts you have to purchase 3rd party fonts. We have purchanse all of our ARIAL fonts.


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September 01, 2007, 03:42 AM
susannah
here's the adobe link
http://www.adobe.com/products/fontfolio/pdfs/datasheet.pdf




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September 02, 2007, 11:38 AM
FortuneCookie
Once you obtain the TYPE 1 font you'll have to add it to the PDF.FMP file, otherwise the reporting server won't be able to recognize it.
September 03, 2007, 12:52 PM
hammo1j
Anyone know if the target system needs the font installed or does PDF copy the font into the document structure?

Either way there's a copyright or unable to display problem.



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September 03, 2007, 03:40 PM
FrankDutch
As far as I know the fonts need to be on the server ( and this was copied from wikipedia)

quote:

Base 14 Fonts

There are fourteen typefaces that have a special significance to PDF documents: Times Roman (in standard, italic, bold, and bold oblique), Courier (in standard, oblique, bold and bold oblique), Helvetica (in standard, oblique, bold and bold oblique), Symbol and Zapf Dingbats. These should always be present (actually present or a close substitute) and so need not be embedded in a PDF. [2] PDF viewers must know about the metrics of these fonts. Other fonts may be substituted if they are not embedded in a PDF.





Frank

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databases: msSQL2000, msSQL2005, RMS, Oracle, Sybase,IE7
test: WF 7.6.10 on the same platform and databases,IE7

September 04, 2007, 07:34 AM
Lenny Ward
We are running WF 7.1.3

The Type 1 fonts and the WebFOCUS pdf.fmp file are located in the ibi\srv71\home\etc directory.

This is the code for the ArialNarrow fonts from our pdf.fmp file.


font=ArialNarrowMT, style=normal, metricsfile=AN______ AFM *,
fontfile=AN______ PFB *, $

font=ArialNarrowMT, style=bold, metricsfile=ANB_____ AFM *,
fontfile=ANB_____ PFB *, $

font=ArialNarrowMT, style=italic, metricsfile=ANI_____ AFM *,
fontfile=ANI_____ PFB *, $

font=ArialNarrowMT, style=bold+italic, metricsfile=ANBI____ AFM *,
fontfile=ANBI____ PFB *, $

In the ibi\srv71\home\etc directory you must include both the AFM and PFB font file.

The Arial Narrow fonts are authored by MonoType. We bought them from Fonts.com


Lenny


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September 04, 2007, 10:51 AM
Darin Lee
Actually, the font files only need to be in the server path somewhere. We keep all our "non-standard" fonts along with our logos in an app directory included in the apppath


Regards,

Darin



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September 04, 2007, 01:35 PM
susannah
i've been assigned the task of producing pdf's in chinese... leaving aside the fact that moi je ne parle pas... you're suggesting its possible, Darin & Lenny,...if i load the font set in the right path...




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September 04, 2007, 02:50 PM
Lenny Ward
I'm not sure if WebFOCUS with support the Chinese character set. I believe that more than the std 256 character set would be required.
Lenny


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