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Topic: Re: Font encodings
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57129
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:23 PM

At 7:24 AM -0400 9/18/00, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>Well I mean that what appears in the PDF file as a double backquote
>(in the PDF Reader) has a different character code to just about any
>other font I have installed on my system and hence the extracted
>text does not look write when viewed.

Which means that the font in question is using either a
custom encoding (most likely for embedded fonts) or an encoding not
centric to your platform (like say MacRoman on a Wintel PC). All the
information necessary to deal with the "re-encoding" the data is
present in the PDF document, you will need to parse that information
(contained in the Font dictionary) and use it to re-encode the text
before "exporting" it.

>I'm pretty much out of my depth here so I may be asking dumb questions.

It's not a dumb question at all. But it sounds like you
might want to go re-read the relevant chapters of the PDF

Leonard Rosenthol
Sr. Software Engineer (215) 922-3509 (voice)
Digital Applications (215) 440-0504 (fax)

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