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From Hartmann Toël <Toel.Hartm...@elanders.com>
Subject Re: About the WinAnsiEncoding error
Date Fri, 27 Apr 2018 08:46:00 GMT

It seems Acrobat is only embedding the glyph used in your text as a subset, the complete font
is not included.

Could that be the problem?



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On 27 apr 2018, at 10:39, Mickael Marrache <mickaelmarrache@gmail.com<mailto:mickaelmarrache@gmail.com>>


I created a blank PDF with Acrobat Pro DC. I added one text field with font
David. I filled the text field using Acrobat so that it displays the David
font in the fonts section (in Document Properties window). Then, I applied
fixup "Embed missing fonts" via the Preflight menu.

When I look at the fonts list (in Document Properties), I can see the David
font with the following properties:

David (Embedded Subset)
Type: TrueType (CID)
Encoding: Identity-H

When I try to set a value containing Hebrew characters using PDF box, I get
the following error:

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: U+05D0 is not available in this font's
encoding: WinAnsiEncoding
at org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.font.PDFont.encode(PDFont.java:323)
at org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.font.PDFont.getStringWidth(PDFont.java:352)

I already know the workaround of embedding a font before setting the value
but I'm trying to understand what is going on here. I understand the Hebrew
characters are not in the WinAnsiEncoding but why this encoding is used at
the first place?


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