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Topic: Re: Weird rendering of text using Type1font
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58771
From: teryk
Date: 5/29/2002 05:34 PM

In general it is dangerous to modify the widths array of a non-embedded and
subsetted Type1 font in PDF, especially one of the base14.

Questions:

1. What version of Acrobat are you testing in?
2. If you turn page caching off in the preferences does the problem go away?
3. When you print to a PostScript printer with that font installed, do the
characters overlap?

My guess is that the answer to 2 and 3 is true and is the result of Acrobat
using the default widths array in some situations rather than your modified
widths. For consistency across viewer releases and situations, I would
suggest using a fixed width font (courier) and the Tc operator to get the
same effect without having to modify the widths array.

-Teryk

>>>>>>>>
I generate PDF on the fly and use one of 14 Based fonts
for Type 1 font with modified width table. First time page looks OK by when
I scroll the text up/down several times suddenly letters start to overlap.
Looks like Acrobat messes something in memory.
>>>>>>>>

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