Font

This document is about how to set up and use Fonts.

First steps

Every font consists of a font family and a font style. Those are two different objects in IDML-Creator and those two can be handled differently in InDesign. Set them up like that:

<?php 

use IDML\Content\Font\FontFamily;
use IDML\Content\Font\FontStyle;

$helveticaNeue = new FontFamily('Helvetica Neue'); 
$helveticaNeueRegular = new FontStyle($helveticaNeue, 'Helvetica Neue Regular');
$helveticaNeueItalic = new FontStyle($helveticaNeue, 'Helvetica Neue Italic');

$content->addFont($helveticaNeueRegular, $helveticaNeueItalic);

Family name and style name are required attributes here.

Using fonts in styles

The font family and the font style can be used in styles like that:

<?php 

$myParagraphStyle
    ->setFontFamily($helveticaNeue)
    ->setFontStyle($helveticaNeueRegular)
;

$myCharacterStyle
    ->setFontStyle($helveticaNeueItalic)
;

It's not important here if a font is available on a system!

NOTICE: If you want to provide fonts along with your idml files, create a folder Document fonts in the same directory. When opening an idml (or indd) file, InDesign will look for these folder an activate all fonts inside.