Font embedding command line options

If a font is not embedded pdfaPilot CLI will search the system's font direc-­tories in order to find the needed font file, which are:

Windows

  • • C:\Windows\Fonts

Macintosh

  • • /Users/<user>/Library/Fonts
  • • /Library/Fonts
  • • /System/Library/Fonts

Linux, Solaris Sparc, Solaris x86, AIX

  • • /usr/lib/X11/fonts
  • • /usr/local/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts
  • • /usr/share/fonts
  • • /<user home>/.fonts

Additionally the font folder installed together with pdfaPilot CLI will be searched. This folder lies next to the executable in "<callas pdfaPilot CLI directory>\etc\APDFL\Resource\Font".

Define an additional font folder

--fontfolder=<path> 

Additional folder to look up fonts for embedding.

Parameters

path

Path to config file

Example:

--fontfolder="C:\AdditionalFonts" 
  • Note: You can force pdfaPilot CLI to only scan the folder      defined by --fontfolder (and not search the system's font folders) by      using the option --fontonly.

Substitute fonts

--substitute[=<path>] 

Font substitution can be used when the original fonts used in a PDF file are not available. By default, the font substitution file pdfa.cfg stored in "etc/FontSubstitution/" provides the basis for substitution.

Alternatively, you can also enter a custom path to a fontsubstitution file, e.g.:

--substitute=C:\fontsubstitution.cfg 

If you want to switch off font substitution completely, just hand over an invalid value, e.g.:

--substitute=no 

Parameters

path

Optional, path to config file

The following notations are allowed in the fontsubstitution.cfg:

SubstituteAll

Each font can be substituted by every other font of the entry.

SubstituteAll<tab>fontname<tab>fontname<tab>fontname... 

SubstituteFirst

Only the first font of the entry can be substituted by the following fonts.

SubstituteFirst<tab>font to be substituted<tag>fontname <tab>... 

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