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From "Vassallo, Fabio" <Fabio.Vassa...@wuerth-phoenix.com>
Subject RE: Embedded vs. non-embedded fonts (PDFBox & iText)
Date Thu, 06 Apr 2017 11:37:07 GMT
Thank you for you answer, Tilman.

As I would like to try to remove the embedded fonts from the PDF file, Is it possible to do
it using a PDFBox code?

Fabio

> It might be possible to create your own different encoding as described 
> in page 264 of the PDF specification, and delete the embedded font 
> later. I haven't tested it and won't do it, and here's why: you should 
> embed your fonts. Not embedding might result in weird effects with some 
> viewers, e.g. getting different glyphs, squares or nothing at all. So it 
> would be several hours of work to create a bad PDF file with some code 
> that is hard to understand.
> 
> Are you aware that you can embed subsets? These are much smaller than 
> full fonts. Use PDType0Font.load().
> Tilman


Fabio Vassallo
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-----Original Message-----
From: Tilman Hausherr [mailto:THausherr@t-online.de] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:08 PM
To: users@pdfbox.apache.org
Subject: Re: Embedded vs. non-embedded fonts (PDFBox & iText)

See my answer from 10.3.2017.

Tilman

Am 04.04.2017 um 12:01 schrieb Vassallo, Fabio:
>
> Good morning.
>
> I'm currently using PDFBox to build documents for the company I’m 
> working for, and I need to print strings with generic character, also 
> non in the WinAnsiEncoding range (e.g. “ł”).
>
> And I shouldn’t embed fonts in the PDF documents.
>
> If I use the internal PDFBox fonts (e.g. PDType1Font.HELVETICA) 
> apparently no fonts are than embedded in the document.
>
> So I assume that the document, when displayed, refers to Fonts present 
> in the PC (Arial?); nevertheless PDPageContentStream.showText() throws 
> an IllegalArgumentException for such “special” characters.
>
> Using iText I could use the following call:
>
> *Font myFont = com.itextpdf.text.FontFactory.getFont(name, size, 
> style, color);*
>
> Using variable “myFont”, now I can refer to the font with no font 
> embedding, and I can use also non-WinAnsiEncoding characters.
>
> Is there any way or workaround in PDFBox to generate a file with no 
> embedded files and with “special” characters?
>
> If not, will it be possible in one of the next PDFBox releases?
>
> Thank you very much in advance,
>
> Fabio Vassallo
>
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