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Developers guide to PDF fonts

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PDF fonts are a complex topics. We have gathered together our best blog posts on the topi to provide a developers guide to PDF fonts.

Introductory Font articles

What is font hinting? The basics explained.

Are there really 3 types of fonts in PDF files?

 

Useful Tools

Using OS X’s font validator

Useful Truetype/Opentype font tool

6 tools for making fonts work in browsers

 

Opinion articles

Size does Matter

Should Type 3 Font support be dropped from the PDF Specification?

 

Technical articles

Table order in OTF fonts

Interesting Java bugs – Not all TTF fonts work in Java

TrueType Hinting – Big Screens for Small Details

Are your Truetype CMAP tables lying to you?

Mystery of the PDF file and the missing Euro Character

Understanding the PDF file Format – Custom font encodings

Problems caused by Arial font in PDF files

Problems you can meet in implementing a PDF library – ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException in a Font

Understanding the PDF file Format – What are CID fonts

PDF text extraction – Why can I not extract text from this PDF file?

Be careful with your PDF fonts

PDF with odd Type3 fonts in Ghostscript 8.50

Why are CID fonts far more complicated than non-CID fonts

Interesting PDF bugs – Dealing with three type of fonts



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Virentha Mendis Virentha Mendis, is a marketer. He has a keen interest in software and making it accessible to non-technical users.

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