XEP Predefined Font Test

This section provides a tutorial example on how to use RenderX XEP predefined fonts. Adobe Base-14 fonts are not embedded in PDF output. But Windows fonts are embedded.

In the previous section, we learned that RenderX XEP comes with Adobe Base-14 and some Windows fonts predefined in the xep.xml configuration file. Now let's try to use some of them.

Here is my tutorial example, RenderX-XEP-Predefined-Fonts.fo, that uses two fonts predefined in RenderX XEP:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- Renderx-XEP-Predefined-Fonts.fo
 - Copyright (c) 2016, HerongYang.com, All Rights Reserved.
-->
<fo:root xmlns:fo="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Format">
 <fo:layout-master-set>
  <fo:simple-page-master master-name="page" 
   margin="0.1in" page-height="4.4in" page-width="3.4in">
   <fo:region-body region-name="body"/>
  </fo:simple-page-master>
 </fo:layout-master-set>
 <fo:page-sequence master-reference="page">
  <fo:flow flow-name="body" font-size="12pt">
<fo:block margin-top="6pt">sans-serif font:
 <fo:inline background-color="#ffddff" 
  font-family="sans-serif" font-weight="bold">
The tangram is a dissection puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes, 
called tans, which are put together to form shapes.
 </fo:inline>
</fo:block>
<fo:block margin-top="6pt">Tahoma font:
 <fo:inline background-color="#ffddff" 
  font-family="Tahoma" font-weight="bold">
The tangram is a dissection puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes, 
called tans, which are put together to form shapes.
 </fo:inline>
</fo:block>
  </fo:flow>
 </fo:page-sequence>
</fo:root>

If you process this example XSL-FO document with RenderX XEP tool to generate a PDF file, you should not see any errors:

C:\herong\>\Progra~1\RenderX\XEP\xep 
   -fo RenderX-XEP-Predefined-Fonts.fo
   -pdf RenderX-XEP-Predefined-Fonts_xep.pdf

(document [system-id file:/C:/herong/RenderX-XEP-Predefined-Fonts.fo]
  (validate [validation OK])
  (compile
    (masters
      (sequence-master [master-name page]))
    (sequence [master-reference page]
      (flow [flow-name body])))
  (format
    (sequence [master-reference page]
      (flow [1])
      (static-content [1])))
  (generate [output-format pdf][1]))

If you open the PDF output file, RenderX-XEP-Predefined-Fonts_xep.pdf, in Adobe Acrobat Reader, you will see two blocks of text displayed in two fonts. Tahoma font is obviously thicker (or bolder) than sans-serif.

If you click File > Properties > Fonts, you will see 3 fonts are used in this PDF file:

The picture below shows you the font differences and the font property list in Arcobat Reader:

RenderX XEP Predefined Fonts

Last update: 2016.

Table of Contents

 About This XSL-FO Tutorial Book

 Introduction of XSL-FO

 Apache™ FOP (Formatting Objects Processor)

 RenderX XEP as an XSL-FO Tool

 Introduction of Area Model

 XSL-FO Document Basics and Examples

 Page Layout Masters

 Block-Level Formatting Objects

 Inline-Level Formatting Objects

 Including Graphics in XSL-FO document

 Table of Rows and Columns

 List, Item, Label, and Body

 Floating Blocks - "float" and "footnote"

 Hyperlinks, Table of Contents and Indexes

 Headers and Footers using "static-content"

 Font Attributes and Font Families

 Apache FOP Font Configurations

RenderX XEP Font Configurations

 XEP Font Configuration Settings

XEP Predefined Font Test

 Configuring SimHei Font for Chinese Characters

 References

 PDF Printing Version