Sam Howard 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.


45 Stories by Sam Howard

PDF to HTML5’s Holy Grail – Vertical positioning for PDF fonts

It’s safe to say that if someone designed fonts from scratch today they’d be very different on the inside. As with many technologies, the...
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WOFF 2.0: What is it, why is it coming, and what’s next?

WOFF 2.0 is working its way towards being a standard recommended by the W3C, so it seems like a good time to look at...
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Web fonts: A quick introduction to Wrapper and Glyph formats

I was planning to write about WOFF 2.0 this week, and wanted to link to a previous article I’d written which explains the structure...
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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...
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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...
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