Where to retrieve PDF font attributes such as stemv or widths

Posted on 2009-02-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I am writing an app on an ISeries (non-pc) platform that creates PDF files. I need to be able to take the font name specified on the ISeries (Times, Courier, etc.) and build a font object in the PDF file. My trouble is that some attributes (stemv, widths, etc.) required by PDF are non-existent on the source system. Since my expected consumers of these PDF files are Windows machines, I would like to specify windows values. I have found and looked windows fonts (ttf, etc) but I am getting a little lost in the size of the files.

Can someone direct me to an explanation of how to retrieve PDF font attributes from windows fonts?

Question by:MikeBroderick
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    I don't know about PDF-specific attributes, but for details of TrueType (and OpenType, and ClearType), start at and follow the various links.

    The TrueType pages provide specifications of the structure of the font file, and of (most of) the various tables.

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    I had already looked at that page. I was hoping that someone that worked with PDF would suggest where the attributes PDF needs could be found.

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