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Topic: Re: Converting Fonts
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56732
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:21 PM

At 8:57 AM -0400 6/26/01, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>Anyone know of any applications to pre-convert
>fonts so they will be human readable in an ascii
>pdf whilst maintaining glyph width tables

I am not sure I understand. Fonts are already in "human
readable" format - the glyph at offset 65 should be an 'A'.

I believe the "problem" that you are seeing is that when a
font is subsetted in a PDF (instead of full embedded), you end up
with a custom encoding since there are now less than the full set of

>Alternatively are there any libraries or modules to
>re-embed the font with the correct encoding
The font HAS the correct encoding for what is embedded -
there is no "correcting" that. However, if your goal is to extract
data from a PDF with text in a custom encoding, you will need to
parse the font information, encoding tables, and differences array
and apply your own mappings. This is what Acrobat, GhostScript,
PDFText, etc. all do!

Leonard Rosenthol

Director of Software Development (215) 922-3509 (voice)
Appligent, Inc. (formerly Digital Applications) (610) 284-4233 (fax)

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