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From Peter Murray-Rust <pm...@cam.ac.uk>
Subject Re: Character widths in fonts
Date Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:14:06 GMT
Many thanks John,

All points understood and agreed.

On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 3:35 PM, John Hewson <john@jahewson.com> wrote:

> c) It tries to find the width of character 32, and if it is not available
> it uses
>     the average width of all characters - it’s not ideal by any means.
I have sometimes tried to map these onto similar fonts where I know the
widths. I can see that the average could cause problems with very
thin/thick chars.

> d) Have you tried our PDFDebugger app?

Yes - it's nice. The info is often deeply nested, but that's PDF

> Personally I uses Acrobat Pro for
>     figuring out thorny issues, but I know that’s not an option for
> everyone.
Yes, I deliberately avoid it :-(

Peter Murray-Rust
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge

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