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From Maruan Sahyoun <sahy...@fileaffairs.de>
Subject Re: Weird issue with fonts in input fields after merging
Date Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:35:31 GMT
Hi,

> Am 08.10.2015 um 16:31 schrieb Johannes Barre <johannes.barre@billfront.com>:
> 
> Hello!
> 
> I just tried the 2.0 snapshot from yesterday and get this error:
> 
> org/apache/pdfbox/pdmodel/font/PDType1CFont.java:283:in `encode':
> java.lang.UnsupportedOperationException: Not implemented: Type1C

there is already a ticket for that.

BR Maruan

> 
> Is that also true for 1.8.10 (just without the error) and could it be
> related to the problem?
> 
> Greets, Johannes
> 
> PS: I've also pushed a Java version of my code to the gist. It's probably
> as messy as my JRuby version, they're just experiments.
> 
> On Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 3:41 PM, Johannes Barre <johannes.barre@billfront.com
>> wrote:
> 
>> Hello Maruan!
>> 
>> Thank again. I hope my last answer didn't sounded too aggressive (written
>> communication is difficult). I'm grateful for any help!
>> 
>> You brought up a good point, as a Linux user I've only checked with Google
>> Chrome & xpdf (and I was referring to the xpdf). In the Acrobat Reader 9
>> (Linux) and XI (Win XP), the field values are not shown. So I got a new
>> problem :'(
>> 
>> Greets, Johannes
>> 
>> On Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 3:00 PM, Maruan Sahyoun <sahyoun@fileaffairs.de>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi,
>>> 
>>>>> Am 08.10.2015 um 14:53 schrieb Johannes Barre <
>>>> johannes.barre@billfront.com>:
>>>> 
>>>> Hello Maruan!
>>>> 
>>>> Thank you for your reply.
>>>> 
>>>> So, basically you say, the source PDFs aren't valid already? I've asked
>>> and
>>>> they were created with Adobe InDesign, I would hope that Adobe knows
>>> how to
>>>> generate valid PDFs. :-/
>>> 
>>> the PDFs are not invalid - that's not what I wanted to say.
>>> 
>>>> But even so, why is everything looking good when I just fill in the
>>> fields
>>>> without merging it? It has the same issue with the fonts name and I
>>> filled
>>>> the field with the same method.
>>> 
>>> when you say looking good - are you looking at it with Adobe Reader or
>>> XPDF or ….
>>> 
>>> I can have a more in-depth look tonight - my comments were about the
>>> quick observations I made.
>>> 
>>> BR
>>> Maruan
>>> 
>>>> Greets, Johannes
>>>> 
>>>> On Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 2:35 PM, Maruan Sahyoun <sahyoun@fileaffairs.de>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Am 08.10.2015 um 13:30 schrieb Johannes Barre <
>>>>>> johannes.barre@billfront.com>:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Hello!
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I have a weird issue. So, I have to PDFs. When I fill form fields
in
>>> one
>>>>> of
>>>>>> them and save, everything looks fine. However, when I append this
>>> filled
>>>>>> PDF to another one, xpdf doesn't display the values anymore and
>>> complains
>>>>>> about missing fonts:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Syntax Error: Unknown font tag 'ProximaNova-Regular'
>>>>>> Syntax Error: Unknown font in field's DA string
>>>>>> Syntax Error: Unknown font tag 'ProximaNova-Regular'
>>>>>> Syntax Error: Unknown font in field's DA string
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I'm using JRuby (9k), but I hope it's understandable for you. I put
>>> the
>>>>>> source & PDFs in this gist:
>>>>>> https://gist.github.com/iGEL/a8484f0bc44b03fa9de1 (Will delete it
>>> later,
>>>>>> once the issue is solved)
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Other specs: pdfbox-app-1.8.10, openjdk 1.8.0_66, Debian Jessy inside
>>> of
>>>>>> Docker
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> As you can see, I use a special way to set the values. I had problems
>>>>> with
>>>>>> German umlauts using setValue and it also sometimes fails (Possibly
>>>>> related
>>>>>> to https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PDFBOX-1550, the message
is
>>> the
>>>>>> same as in that bug)
>>>>> 
>>>>> setting the field value directly using
>>>>> 
>>>>> form.getField(name).getDictionary.setItem(
>>>>>   Java::OrgApachePdfboxCos::COSName::V,
>>>>>   Java::OrgApachePdfboxCos::COSString.new(value)
>>>>> )
>>>>> 
>>>>> will not update the visual appearance of the filed and as a result the
>>>>> newly set value is not visible
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>>> The COVER_PAGE.pdf and BIW_FORM.pdf are the templates I'm using,
>>>>>> form_filled.pdf is just the BIW_FORM.pdf with 2 fields filled and
>>> merged
>>>>> is
>>>>>> COVER_PAGE.pdf and form_filled.pdf merged together.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> The p in line 15 and 22 print out the DA value of the field and it's
>>> the
>>>>>> same for both files:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> "/ProximaNova-Regular 9 Tf 0.019 0.305 0.627 rg" # form_filled.pdf
>>>>>> "/ProximaNova-Regular 9 Tf 0.019 0.305 0.627 rg" # merged.pdf
>>>>> 
>>>>> the font resource is called /ProximaNova-Regular but that's not in your
>>>>> PDF as the font which is in your PDF is called
>>> /MHGLSX+ProximaNova-Regular.
>>>>> In addition the issue with a font subset is that only certain
>>> characters
>>>>> are part of that subset. As a result some of the characters you need
to
>>>>> display your field value might not be within the subset.
>>>>> 
>>>>> BR
>>>>> Maruan
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> This font is according to pdffonts in both files:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> $ pdffonts form_filled.pdf
>>>>>> name                                 type              encoding
>>>>> emb
>>>>>> sub uni object ID
>>>>>> ------------------------------------ -----------------
>>> ----------------
>>>>> ---
>>>>>> --- --- ---------
>>>>>> NPQRGV+ProximaNova-Light             Type 1C           Custom
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    124  0
>>>>>> *MHGLSX+ProximaNova-Regular           Type 1C           WinAnsi
>>>>>> yes yes yes    125  0*
>>>>>> NPQRGV+ProximaNova-Bold              Type 1C           Custom
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    126  0
>>>>>> MHGLSX+Facit-Bold                    Type 1C           Custom
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    127  0
>>>>>> NPQRGV+ProximaNova-Bold              Type 1C           WinAnsi
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    218  0
>>>>>> NPQRGV+ProximaNova-Light             Type 1C           WinAnsi
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    219  0
>>>>>> ProximaNova-Bold                     Type 1C (OT)      Custom
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> no  no       8  0
>>>>>> ProximaNova-Light                    Type 1C (OT)      Custom
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> no  no       9  0
>>>>>> NPQRGV+ProximaNova-Bold              Type 1C           WinAnsi
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    251  0
>>>>>> NPQRGV+ProximaNova-Light             Type 1C           WinAnsi
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    252  0
>>>>>> NPQRGV+ProximaNova-Bold              Type 1C           WinAnsi
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    254  0
>>>>>> NPQRGV+ProximaNova-Light             Type 1C           WinAnsi
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    255  0
>>>>>> FJORTL+ProximaNova-Light             CID Type 0C       Identity-H
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    165  0
>>>>>> NPQRGV+ProximaNova-Bold              Type 1C           WinAnsi
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    259  0
>>>>>> NPQRGV+ProximaNova-Light             Type 1C           WinAnsi
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    260  0
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> $pdffonts merged.pdf
>>>>>> name                                 type              encoding
>>>>> emb
>>>>>> sub uni object ID
>>>>>> ------------------------------------ -----------------
>>> ----------------
>>>>> ---
>>>>>> --- --- ---------
>>>>>> AYOVHV+Facit-Bold                    Type 1C           Custom
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    131  0
>>>>>> AYOVHV+ProximaNova-Bold              Type 1C           Custom
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    132  0
>>>>>> AYOVHV+ProximaNova-Light             Type 1C           Custom
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    133  0
>>>>>> AYOVHV+ProximaNova-Semibold          Type 1C           WinAnsi
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    134  0
>>>>>> ProximaNova-Light                    Type 1C (OT)      Custom
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> no  no       9  0
>>>>>> AYOVHV+ProximaNova-Light             Type 1C           WinAnsi
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes no     192  0
>>>>>> AYOVHV+ProximaNova-Light             Type 1C           WinAnsi
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes no     193  0
>>>>>> NPQRGV+ProximaNova-Light             Type 1C           Custom
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    275  0
>>>>>> *MHGLSX+ProximaNova-Regular           Type 1C           WinAnsi
>>>>>> yes yes yes    276  0*
>>>>>> NPQRGV+ProximaNova-Bold              Type 1C           Custom
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    277  0
>>>>>> MHGLSX+Facit-Bold                    Type 1C           Custom
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    278  0
>>>>>> NPQRGV+ProximaNova-Bold              Type 1C           WinAnsi
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    437  0
>>>>>> NPQRGV+ProximaNova-Light             Type 1C           WinAnsi
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    438  0
>>>>>> ProximaNova-Bold                     Type 1C (OT)      Custom
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> no  no     462  0
>>>>>> ProximaNova-Light                    Type 1C (OT)      Custom
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> no  no     512  0
>>>>>> NPQRGV+ProximaNova-Bold              Type 1C           WinAnsi
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    500  0
>>>>>> NPQRGV+ProximaNova-Light             Type 1C           WinAnsi
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    501  0
>>>>>> NPQRGV+ProximaNova-Bold              Type 1C           WinAnsi
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    503  0
>>>>>> NPQRGV+ProximaNova-Light             Type 1C           WinAnsi
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    504  0
>>>>>> FJORTL+ProximaNova-Light             CID Type 0C       Identity-H
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    377  0
>>>>>> NPQRGV+ProximaNova-Bold              Type 1C           WinAnsi
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    451  0
>>>>>> NPQRGV+ProximaNova-Light             Type 1C           WinAnsi
>>>>> yes
>>>>>> yes yes    452  0
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Why are the field values not showing up and how can I fix that?
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Thanks for your help!
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Johannes
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
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