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From John Hewson <j...@jahewson.com>
Subject Re: pdfbox warnings
Date Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:31:00 GMT

> On 6 Apr 2015, at 08:59, Eric Douglas <edouglas@blockhouse.com> wrote:
> 
> ZapfDingbats should be there, shouldn't have to substitute, as you
> mentioned.

No, these are not the same issues. PDFBox should always be able to provide ZapfDingbats but
that font doesn't ship with Windows, so we need to substitute it for Windings on that platform.
On the Mac this isn't a problem.

> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PDFBOX-1900
> John Hewson
> <https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/ViewProfile.jspa?name=jahewson> added
> a comment - 11/Feb/14 00:55
> 
> This is a PDFBox bug. Zapf Dingbats is one of the standard 14 fonts that
> should always work without being embedded.
> ‚Äč
> As mentioned on that bug report, I had actually created this PDF using
> iText, which doesn't appear to give any way to embed the font.
> I got a rendering problem on pdfbox trying to read this PDF back in,
> because this font is not embedded or installed, though Adobe renders it
> just fine.
> This will likely come up again someday, though I worked around this for
> now, since as I mentioned this is a PDF I'm creating.  I changed this
> instance to render to the Graphics using the original object I created it
> from instead of reading the PDF after it's created.
> 
> I will test that ExternalFonts.addSubstitute when I get time, as another
> workaround.

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