[reportlab-users] Built-in versus embedded fonts
v+python at g.nevcal.com
Sat Jun 20 21:16:37 EDT 2015
As an outgrowth of the "Helvetica" reference (and I've got working code
to avoid it now, but would like the Canvas parameter for
initial_fontname in time, thanks), I found some code that is using
"Times-Roman" (also built in) to determine which string is longer... The
strings are _actually_ placed in the document using "Times New Roman"
1) pdfmetrics.stringWidth doesn't seem to work for TTF fonts.
2) I couldn't find an obvious way to obtain the information for TTF fonts.
3) If kerning gets implemented, the stringWidth should reflect that.
I vaguely recall implementing this "proxy for reality" late one night in
a coding frenzy... is there an easy way to obtain stringWidth for a TTF
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