xmlgraphics-fop-fontmetric − Reads TTF files and Generates Appropriate Font Metrics


Classnames: org.apache.fop.fonts.apps.PFMReader and org.apache.fop.fonts.apps.TTFReader

xmlgraphics−fop−fontmetric [−t | −p] [options] [fontfile.ttf] [xmlfile.xml]


The first argument has to be −t or −p. The option −t (default) activates the TrueTypeReader, option −p activates the PostSriptReader.

The following options in alphabetical order are available:


debug mode

−enc ansi

With this option you create a WinAnsi encoded font. The default is to create a CID keyed font. If you're not going to use characters outside the pdfencoding range (almost the same as iso−8889−1) you can add this option.


default is to use the fontname in the .ttf file, but you can override that name to make sure that the embedded font is used (if you're embedding fonts) instead of installed fonts when viewing documents with Acrobat Reader.

−ttcname FONTNAME

If you're reading data from a TrueType Collection (.ttc file) you must specify which font from the collection you will read metrics from. If you read from a .ttc file without this option, the fontnames will be listed for you.


quiet mode


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Thomas Schraitle



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