fonts

6 tools for making fonts work in browsers

One part of writing a PDF converter is making sure that the fonts embedded within the PDF are accessible to the target platform. For...
Sam Howard
3 min read

How to use Type 1 fonts on the Web

Back in the 1980s, Adobe saw that the existing methods of displaying text digitally – bitmapped fonts – were not up to the task...
Sam Howard
2 min read

Are there really 3 types of fonts in PDF…

Are there really 3 types of fonts in PDF files? There is an old joke that runs  There are 3 types of Mathematican. Those...
Mark Stephens
1 min read

Understanding the PDF File Format: Overview

At IDR Solutions we have being developing a range of PDF software since 1999. We have a Java PDF Viewer and SDK, an Acrobat forms to HTML5 converter,...
Leon Atherton
2 min read

Understanding the PDF File Format: Bugs, Gotchas and Tips

While categorizing our posts about understanding the PDF file format, it became clear that we have written far too much to fit into a...
Leon Atherton
3 min read