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fonts/simulated_fontstyles

Simulate italic and bold text

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/*
 * Simulated font styles:
 * Create simulated italic or bold text output
 * 
 * Output text lines and Textflows with simulated obliqued or bold font, which
 * is useful if a real italic or bold variant of the font is not available.
 * 
 * Required software: PDFlib/PDFlib+PDI/PPS 9
 * Required data: font
 */
package com.pdflib.cookbook.pdflib.fonts;

import com.pdflib.pdflib;
import com.pdflib.PDFlibException;

public class simulated_fontstyles
{
    public static void main (String argv[])
    {
	/* This is where the data files are. Adjust as necessary. */
	String searchpath = "../input";
	String outfile = "simulated_fontstyles.pdf";
	String title = "Simulated Font Styles";

	pdflib p = null;
	int font, tf = -1;
	String result, optlist;
	int exitcode = 0;
     
	String textline = "Our Paper Planes";

	String textflow =
	    "Our paper planes are the ideal way of passing the time. We offer " +
	    "revolutionary new developments of the traditional common paper " +
	    "planes. If your lesson, conference, or lecture turn out to be " +
	    "deadly boring, you can have a wonderful time with our planes.";

	try {
	    p = new pdflib();

	    p.set_option("searchpath={" + searchpath + "}");

	    /* This means we must check return values of load_font() etc. */
	    p.set_option("errorpolicy=return");

	    /* Set an output path according to the name of the topic */
	    if (p.begin_document(outfile, "") == -1)
		throw new Exception("Error: " + p.get_errmsg());

	    p.set_info("Creator", "PDFlib Cookbook");
	    p.set_info("Title", title);

	    /* Start Page */
	    p.begin_page_ext(0, 0, "width=a4.width height=a4.height");

	    /* Load the font */
	    font = p.load_font("NotoSerif-Regular", "unicode", "");

	    if (font == -1)
		throw new Exception("Error: " + p.get_errmsg());
	    

	    /* Place a text line with a simulated italic angle of -12. The
	     * characters will be slanted by 12 degrees to the right.
	     */
	    optlist = "font=" + font + " fontsize=20 " + "italicangle=-12";
	    p.fit_textline(textline + " (italicangle=-12)", 100, 750, optlist);
	    
	    
	    /* Place a text line with a simulated bold font style */
	    optlist = "font=" + font + " fontsize=20 " + "fakebold=true";
	    p.fit_textline(textline + " (fakebold=true)", 100, 650, optlist);

	       
	    /* Place a Textflow with a simulated italic angle of -12. The
	     * characters will be slanted by 12 degrees to the right.  
	     */
	    optlist = "font=" + font +  " fontsize=20  italicangle=-12";

	    tf = p.add_textflow(-1, "(italicangle=-12)\n" + textflow, optlist);
	    if (tf == -1)
		throw new Exception("Error: " + p.get_errmsg());

	    result = p.fit_textflow(tf, 100, 350, 450, 550, "");
	    if (!result.equals("_stop"))
	    {
		/* Check for errors or more text to be placed */
	    }
	    p.delete_textflow(tf);
	    
	    
	    /* Place a Textflow with a simulated bold font style */  
	    optlist = "font=" + font +  " fontsize=20  fakebold=true";
	    
	    tf = p.add_textflow(-1, "(fakebold=true)\n" + textflow, optlist);
	    if (tf == -1)
		throw new Exception("Error: " + p.get_errmsg());

	    result = p.fit_textflow(tf, 100, 100, 450, 300, "");
	    if (!result.equals("_stop"))
	    {
		/* Check for errors or more text to be placed */
	    }
	    p.delete_textflow(tf);
	    
	    p.end_page_ext("");

	    p.end_document("");

        } catch (PDFlibException e) {
            System.err.println("PDFlib exception occurred:");
            System.err.println("[" + e.get_errnum() + "] " + e.get_apiname() +
                ": " + e.get_errmsg());
	    exitcode = 1;
        } catch (Exception e) {
            System.err.println(e);
	    exitcode = 1;
        } finally {
            if (p != null) {
                p.delete();
            }
	    System.exit(exitcode);
        }
    }
}