PS Font Support?

I have had a few questions recently asking about our support for Postscript fonts. Yes, we do support them but we dont document it. Why? We want you to use Truetype fonts if at all possible. We support those thoroughly, PS Fonts, not quite so well.

If you still want to use the PS fonts you will need the pfb and pfm files and you'll have to do some manual set up in the config file yourself. The xdo.cfg file needs to sit under the JAVA_HOME/jre/lib directory and will need the following entry under the fonts section.

<font family="IDAutomationC128S" style="normal" weight="normal">
<type1 pfb="D:\fonts\IDAutomationC128S.pfb" pfm="D:\fonts\IDAutomationC128S.pfm" />
</font>

Same rules apply as for Truetype fonts the family attribute needs to contain the font name you see in MSWord when selecting the font.
Once you have that set up on the server you will be able to see the font in your outputs. Just remember, we strongly recommend using truetype fonts. If you get an issue with your PS fonts let us know through an SR but no promises on addressing it.

Comments:

Tim, We have a BI Publisher report with a PDF template. The fields are set to font - Courier size - 8 on the template. When the user types the text into the field in the application and the report is run we are seeing the right font (Courier 8) on the PDF output. If the user copies the text from Microsoft Word and paste in the field in the application and run the report we are seeing the font changed to Albany WT J, the font size is still 8. Why is it changing the font. This is causing the data to overflow in the box and it is throwing all the formatting of fields out of whack. Please let me know if you have any solution or suggestions for this problem. Your earliest help is appreciated Jay

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