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Re: [Swftools-common] pdf2swf issue with Font Display on WinCharSetFFFF-
Re: [Swftools-common] pdf2swf issue with Font Display on WinCharSetFFFF-H encoded fonts
Fri, 15 Oct 2010 16:13:51 +0200
On Thu, 14 Oct 2010 15:17:50 -0700
Irving Popovetsky <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 9:23 AM, Chris <address@hidden> wrote:
> > On Wed, 13 Oct 2010 11:24:45 -0700
> > Irving Popovetsky <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Did you re-compile swftools against the revised version of xpdf? With a
> > proper dist clean or un-install on the way. May be necessary in order to
> > notice
> > the changed CMAPS.
> Sorry, cmaps are read on-the-fly. However, I did recompile the latest
> swftools (from git) and xpdf just to make sure. same results.
Well it was worth a try! I was wild guessing anyway. Not that familiar ( yet )
with pdf2swf. Rarely, if ever, use it.
> > > 2. How can I control font hinting for embedded fonts in PDFs?
> > Font hinting? As in choice of substitutes??
> Maybe I'm using the wrong terminology. There is something broken on Linux
> where some Chinese fonts have the brush strokes incorrectly laid out.
> Here's an example of what I'm talking about:
No, I think you correct. However, I was wondering if you thought this was the
result of incorrectly drawn substitute fonts, or incorrectly rendered to grid
ones, i.e. bad primary pixel interpolation..
> Correct Chinese font display (made by pdf2swf on Mac OS):
> [image: pdf2swf-WinCharsetFFFF-correct.png]
> Bad Chinese font display (made by pdf2swf on Linux):
> [image: pdf2swf-WinCharsetFFFF-bad.png]
.. because there is a substantial difference between the two.
Presumably the two fonts, when viewed in a font editor, are exact copies? Do
you get the same effect if you render the font with font2swf?
> > > 3. How can I substitute embedded PDF fonts with system fonts?
> > If you don't specify the full directory path ( with -f ), and the relevant
> > fonts aren't actually in the path, don't they get substituted by default?
> In the PDFs in question, the fonts are embedded (see pdffont info from
> used. xpdf writes out the fonts embedded in the PDF and then uses them.
> What I'm asking is: Can we tell xpdf NOT to use the embedded fonts, rather
> to use a substitute local font instead?
ttbomk, yes. You just need to tell xpdf where to find them, by setting in