[RndTbl] Roundtable Digest, Vol 123, Issue 8

Wyatt Zacharias wyatt at magitech.ca
Mon Mar 9 14:47:09 CDT 2015

This is what it looks like when generated on a windows system.
[image: Inline image 1]
And this is from Linux
[image: Inline image 2]
Yes, they are a different report, but they're both made with the same jrxml
file to define the layout. It's hard to say what the issue is at this
point, since my workstation doesn't have "Helvetica" installed which is
what the PDF is using, and the font isn't embedded because the Linux server
doesn't have it either. Since the pdf is referencing "Helvetica" that's the
font that I'm trying to find, but I'm not having any luck. I can find lots
of variants, but none that are an actual match.

Wyatt Zacharias

On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 12:26 PM, Michael Doob <Michael.Doob at umanitoba.ca>

> Exactly what are the differences between the Linux and Windows
> versions?
> Cheers,
> Michael
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> Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2015 11:54:54 -0500
> From: Wyatt Zacharias <wyatt at magitech.ca>
> To: Continuation of Round Table discussion <roundtable at muug.mb.ca>
> Subject: [RndTbl] PDF Font help
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> I'm not all that familiar with the typography world, so I'm hoping someone
> can lend some insight into a problem I'm having.
> We have pdf reports generated by Jasper which are created using the
> Helvetica font. My main problem, is a report generated by Jasper on Windows
> is slightly different than the one generated by Jasper on Linux. I'm
> guessing this is an issue with something other than the fonts, but to be
> sure, my question is does the system generating the pdf need the font
> installed to use that font? I assume not, since I can inspect the pdf with
> Acrobat, or the pdffonts command and it confirms that the font used is
> Helvetica.
> My second question, is if the pdf is being created properly, would it
> render improperly on a desktop that does not have Helvetica installed? If I
> need to have the font installed, where can I find plain old Helvetica? As I
> said, I'm not familiar with typography, but I can find every variety out
> there of helvetica, except straight up "Helvetica".
> --
> Wyatt Zacharias
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