Sam Howard Sam is a developer at IDRsolutions who specialises in font rendering and conversion. He's also enjoyed working with SVG, Java 3D, Java FX and Swing.


43 Stories by Sam Howard

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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Can Apple redefine the Underline?

Particularly observant Safari users may have noticed something different after upgrading to OS X Yosemite. In case you still can’t spot it, the underline...
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Font Scaling looks wrong on Android? This might be why.

I spend a lot of time working with fonts in our PDF to HTML5 Converter and have found that the setup for rendering fonts...
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Home office tips: How to create a good working environment

I’m in the process of moving from a flat to a house. This means I’ve been thinking a lot about both my current home office,...
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Top 4 problems in PDF CFF Fonts (and we fixed them for our HTML5 conversion)

  One of the most common of the many font formats PDFs support is the Compact Font Format (CFF, also known as Type 2)...
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