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Which EngageOne® Designer font style emulations are supported in which EngageOne® Generate font formats ?

  • 1.  Which EngageOne® Designer font style emulations are supported in which EngageOne® Generate font formats ?

    Pitney Bowes
    Posted 08-07-2019 14:23
    Ever wondered which EngageOne® Designer font style emulations are supported in which EngageOne® Generate font formats ?

    If so , read on for  what is (and is not) supported..


    What is Font style emulation ?
    Font style emulation is when the Design Editor user places a Design font that supports only one specific font style - such as Regular , and then requests that font to be used in a Bold or Italic or Bold and Italic font style.


    It looks OK in the Editor , why don't I see the applied style in the Output ?
    The Design Editor being based on Windows font usage supports the emulation of "Non Native font styles.

    However, when Designer publishes a Windows design font  to "Outline"  Output font format - example AFPDS Outline Type1 , a brand new font for that particular font format must be generated .

    None of the Designer / Generate "Outline" output font formats support the regeneration of a new font from an different font style.

    This means that the requested "Non Native" Font style will not appear in the output for these font formats.


    Which Designer / Generate font formats do NOT support font style emulation ?
    The following output font formats do NOT support font style emulation :
    • AFP Outline Type1
      • Bold and Italic emulation not supported
    • PCL True Type
      • Bold and Italic emulation not supported

    Which Designer / Generate font formats DO support font style emulation and why  ?

    Native output font style emulation datastreams
    The following Font formats which do support font style emulation , typically do so by adding a font style  emulation attribute within the datastream , rather than recreating the output font.

    • eHTML (HTML for e-Mail)
      • Bold and Italic emulation
    • HTML (Client / Server Webpage)
      • Bold and Italic emulation
    • RTF
      • Bold and Italic emulation
    • PDF
      • Italic emulation only
    • PostScript
      • Italic emulation only

    Bitmap output font style emulation datastreams
    The following Bitmap output font format types support font style emulation :
    • PCL Bitmap 
      • Bold and Italic emulation
    • IJPDS / MIBF
      • Bold and Italic emulation
    • Metacode
      • Bold emulation only

    Which Designer / Generate font formats do NOT support font style emulation ?
    The following output font formats do NOT support font style emulation :
    • AFP Outline Type1
      • Bold and Italic emulation not supported
    • PCL True Type
      • Bold and Italic emulation not supported

    Recommended Best Practice
    To avoid inconsistent font style output, source a Font family with the same base font name that includes all font styles as separate fonts
    i.e
    • Regular
    • Bold
    • Italic
    • Bold Italic


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    Paul Barron
    Principal QA
    EngageOne Compose (Designer / Generate)
    Watford, United Kingdom
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