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Topic: Embedding Fonts and Using Them
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 117164
From: jc_williams
Date: 8/12/2004 07:37 AM

Ok, I know that I am going to get some heat on this ...

How exactly does one go about "embedding" a truetype font (specifically MS Linedraw) into a pdf document and how does one access the line drawing characters located therein??? Or does one only need to reference the font? And if so, then how???

I have written my own pdf generator (working on a legacy system) and am distilling existing reports from our system written to print directly to HP LaserJet printers. All reports generate properly except those that have linedrawing characters (using the PC8 on the HP printers). Therefore, telling me how to use xyz distiller or to use Acrobat 6.x to embed the font is of no use.

I have produced documents with Word that include the characters I need and distilled the output through PDF995, but a significant portion of the resultant code is encoded (FlateDecode), either by PDF995 or Word/Win. I have worked on trying to decode the encoded stream, but it is a major pain. I am trying another tact, namely trying to generate the proper references.

Any takers?

JC Williams
Systems Analyst
MDA


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