Sam is a developer at IDRsolutions who mostly specialises in font support and conversion. He’s also enjoyed working with Java 3D, Java FX and Swing. His other interests include music and game design.

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5 tips for using fonts in HTML5

We’ve spent a lot of time making sure that fonts inside PDFs look good when run through our PDF to HTML5 converter. In the process, we’ve learned a lot about how to make sure fonts look good in HTML5. Here’s our top 5 tips! 1. If possible, use TrueType outlines Most modern font formats are…

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A Beginners introduction to Unicode

In the early days of computers, text was stored in a simple way. Usually, one byte was used per character giving you the ability to use up to 128 different characters. (Back then the number of bits in a byte was not universally agreed, so the smallest regularly used byte length – 7 bits –…

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