PD4ML takes TTF fonts from a directory passed to PD4ML runtime as a parameter. The directory should contain TTF font files and a special mapping file: pd4fonts.properties. The file maps font names to particular font files located in the directory. The format of a configuration file entry is following:
Spaces in font names are escaped with ‘\’
Bookman\ Old\ Style\ Bold\ Italic=BOOKOSBI.TTF
The config file can be generated automatically with the following command line:
java -jar pd4ml.jar -configure.fonts /fonts/directory
(please replace ‘/fonts/directory’ by the path to the fonts directory on your system)
If you use Windows platform, than it can be an option to generate the file directly in %WINDOWS%/fonts directory.
For UNIX derived systems we would recommend to copy all needed TTF fonts to $JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/font directory and to generate pd4fonts.properties file there. See more about adding TTF fonts to Java here: http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/docs/guide/intl/addingfonts.html#adding.
After a config file generation completed please edit the generated file (/fonts/directory/pd4fonts.properties) manually in order to remove any font entries, that are not allowed to be embedded. You may use a special Win32 tool, mentioned in the document http://www.microsoft.com/typography/TrueTypeEmbedding.mspx, in order to determine if a particular font protected by copyright against embedding.