When you convert a PDF file into HTML5, there are different ways to do things. With the text, you can for example make use of the canvas or you can put the text in a div and embed the font. Both approaches have their advantages and disadvantages. Here are TWO ways to show text:-
1. Put the text in divs. This produces very small files, text is selectable and scales beautifully but there is a tradeoff in exact spacing.
2. Draw the text as shapes on the canvas. If you have your own font engine (and we have spent 8 years building one including Truetype font hinting), writing the text to canvas gives a very good representation but the text is not selectable and the files are larger.
We like our customers to have the choice so we have been working on option 1 and added First release of option 2 in todays release. You can see the results in yesterday’s blog post.
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This post is part of our “HTML5 Article index” in these articles, we aim to help you understand the world of HTML5.
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IDRsolutions offers a whole range of online file converters to convert PDF and Microsoft Excel, Word and Office Documents to HTML5, SVG or image formats?
It is free to use for single file conversions and also includes Developer links if you want to use our commercial software for bulk conversions. Find out more on this page