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Font loader for the PDF tool-chain

[Raku PDF Project] / [PDF-Font-Loader Module] / PDF::Font::Loader :: Enc

class PDF::Font::Loader::Enc

Font encoder/decoder base class


This is the base class for all encoding classes. It is suitable for fixed length encodings only such as mac, win (single byte) or identity-h.

PDF::Font::Loader::Enc::CMap, which inherits from this class, is the base class for variable length encodings


These methods are common to all encoding sub-classes


True if the font has a Unicode mapping.

The Unicode encoding layer is optional by design in the PDF standard.

This method should be used on a font loaded from a PDF dictionary to ensure that it has an character encoding layer and encode() and decode() methods can be called on it.


The first CID in the fonts character-set.


The last CID in the fonts character-set.


method widths() returns Array[UInt]

The widths of all glyphs, indexed by CID, in the range first-char to last-char. The widths are in unscaled font units and should be multiplied by font-size / 1000 to compute actual widths.


method width($cid) returns UInt

R/w accessor to get or sey the width of a character.


method glyph(UInt $cid) returns PDF::Font::Loader::Glyph

Returns a Glyph object for the given CID index.

method encode

multi method encode(Str $text, :cids($)!) returns Blob; # encode to CIDs
multi method encode(Str $text) returns PDF::COS::ByteString;            # encode to a byte-string

Encode a font from a Unicode text string. By default to byte-string.

The :cids option returns a Blob of CIDs, rather than a fully encoded bytes-string.

method decode

multi method decode(Str $byte-string, :cids($)!) returns Seq; # decode to CIDs
multi method decode(Str $byte-string, :ords($)!) returns Seq; # decode to code-points
multi method decode(Str $byte-string) returns Str;            # decode to a string

Decodes a PDF byte string, by default to a Unicode text string.


method set-encoding(UInt $code-point, UInt $cid)

Map a single Unicode code-point to a CID index. This method is most likely to be useful for manually setting up an encoding layer for a font loaded from a PDF that lacks an encoding layer(has-encoding() is False).


Generates a CMap for the /ToUnicode entry in a PDF font. This method is typically called from the font object when an encoding has been added or updated for the encoder.