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- Markus Ernst
January 12, 2006, 12:44 pm
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I generate Unicode PDFs with TCPDF, a Unicode compatible extension of FPDF.
While in newer Acrobat Reader versions the PDFs are displayed well,
Acrobat Reader 4 (on both Mac OS 9.2 and Windows 98) displays weird
characters. The fonts informations dialog shows that the fonts are
embedded as TrueType (CID) in Identity-H encoding. I use the default
Vera fonts delivered with TCPDF.
After converting the PDF to PS and re-generating a PDF with Distiller,
it works also in Acrobat Reader 4; and the fonts informations dialog
shows Type 1 as the format. I wonder if this can be done with TCPDF or
with some addidional PHP code?
Thanks for any hint
January 13, 2006, 9:04 am
Re: Acrobat Reader 4 breaks Unicode PDF generated with TCPDF
I tried how to find out how to do it - but I just don't understand how
to use these tools; and I did not find a dummy-proof tutorial about the
usage of the provided tools. I did not even find out what I have to
learn in order to understand it... (Linux? Font technology? PDF file
Double-clicking ttf2ufm.exe opens a DOS style window for an instant and
closes it again. The readme shows syntaxes such as
ttf2pt1 [-options] ttffont.ttf -
Which are cryptic to me.
The source of makefontuni.php says:
print "Usage: makefontuni.php <ttf-file> <ufm-file>\n";
Which I don't understand.
I can build quite complex PHP applications that run well in shared
hosting environments; and I can also make a working and good looking
Font with FontLab, but I have no knowledge about the technologies in the
Thanks for your reply, and if you know an easy tutorial about this I
would highly appreciate to get pointed there!