Editing the coded font definition file

You might have to edit the coded font definition file if you created or modified a code page or a character set and have linked them in a coded font.
The coded font definition file maps AFP coded fonts to their AFP character sets and AFP code pages. Two coded font definition files are installed with RICOH ProcessDirector:
Contains definitions for approximately 2500 coded fonts, including the AFP Font Collection and Infoprint Fonts. Do not edit this file.
A file that you can edit to include any coded fonts that you have created.
The CODED.FNT file uses this syntax:
The identifier for the coded font that joins the CHARSET and the CODEPAGE.
The 8-character identifier for the character set.
The AFP code page name.

For example, the CODED.FNT file might contain these entries:

You can use a question mark (?) as the wildcard character for any single character in the coded font name and the character set name. You can enter more than one ? character.

To edit the coded font definition file:

  1. On AIX and Linux, log in to the primary computer using a user ID that is a member of the RICOH ProcessDirector group (aiwgrp1 is the default).
  2. Navigate to /opt/infoprint/ippd/afpviewer/font (AIX and Linux) or C:\Program Files\Ricoh\ProcessDirector\afpviewer\font (Windows) and find the file coded.fnt.
  3. Copy the file coded.fnt and save it as a backup.
    For example, you can save the copy as coded.fnt.bak.
  4. Open coded.fnt in a file editor.
  5. Insert new lines for the coded fonts that your files require, using the syntax above.
    • A semicolon (;) in the first column causes that line to be treated as a comment.
    • Section headers within files are enclosed in square brackets ([]) and must not be removed or changed.
    • All values are case-sensitive.
    • If a parameter value is not valid and a default value exists, the default value is used.
    • All parameters are positional.
    • Blanks are allowed between parameters.
  6. Save and close the file.