I’m a bit hazy on teh whole font file thing to begin with so I need some clarifications.
No issue with the 14 PDF fonts… that is straight forward…
By things get murky for me when taking about TrueType and Type1 fonts… so her are some questions
the docs say:
[quote]PDFDocument.LoadTrueTypeFont( f as FolderItem) as Font
Parameters f: Path to the Font file.
Returns : Font -The font or nil if there was error.
This must be TrueType font with the extension .tt (and renaming the extension of different types will not work). And this must be unicode capable TrueType font.[/quote]
But looking at the Libharu docs (http://libharu.sourceforge.net/fonts.html) there are two methods to load TrueType Fonts…
[quote]The first format whose extension is “.ttf” includes only one font-data in the file. The function HPDF_LoadTTFontFromFile() is available to load this type of font.
The second format whose extension is “.ttc” includes multiple font-data in the file. The function HPDF_LoadTTFontFromFile2() is available to load this type of font. HPDF_LoadTTFontFromFile2() has a parameter which is used to specify the index of the font to load.
Did the Einhugur mean to say the file type should be .tt* meaning that both types of files are loaded? But the function only returns a single font, not an array… so I guess the docs mean .ttf only! Is the a way to load only or all the fonts from a .ttc file?
The libHaru docs go on to say:
[quote]If the parameter “embedding” is set to HPDF_TRUE when invoking HPDF_LoadTTFontFromFile() or HPDF_LoadTTFontFromFile2(), the subset of a font is embeded into a PDF file. If not, only the matrix data is stored into a PDF file. In this case a viewer application may use an alternative font if it cannot find font.
But the Einhugur functions do not seem to have an embed parameter… Are all loaded fonts (besides the standard PDF ones) embedded if the font allows it or does it need to reside on the reader system? Should there be an embed parameter?