Define Your Own Font in FOP cfg.xml

Q

How to provide my own font definitions for FOP to generate PDF files? I have my font definition created in an XML file.

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A

If you have your font definition files generated as shown in the previous tutorial, you can provide them to FOP command through a configuration XML file.

First, build the configuration XML file, cfg-font.xml, as shown below:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!-- cfg-font.xml
     Copyright (c) 2018 FYIcenter.com
-->
<fop version="1.0">
  <renderers>
    <renderer mime="application/pdf">
      <fonts>
        <font metrics-url="\fyicenter\calibri.xml" kerning="no" 
          embed-url="\windows\fonts\calibri.ttf">
          <font-triplet name="Calibri" style="normal" weight="normal"/>
        </font>
        <font metrics-url="\fyicenter\gothic.xml" kerning="no" 
          embed-url="\windows\fonts\gothic.ttf">
          <font-triplet name="Gothic" style="normal" weight="normal"/>
        </font>
      </fonts>
    </renderer>
  </renderers>
</fop>

Generate the PDF output from missing-font.fo again with the above configuration file. You see no more missing font error:

\local\fop-2.2\fop>fop \fyicenter\missing-font.fo \temp\missing-font.pdf
   -c \fyicenter\cfg-font.xml
   
org.apache.fop.events.LoggingEventListener processEvent
INFO: Rendered page #1.

Open the PDF output file, missing-font.pdf in Acrobat Reader and check the font properties, you will see your own fonts are embedded in the PDF:
FOP Missing Font Embedded in PDF

This tutorial is valid in FOP 2.2, 2.1, and 2.0.

 

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