[gs-devel] Re: (Long) Revised thinking about pdf_font_t and pdf_font_descriptor_t
L. Peter Deutsch
ghost at aladdin.com
Thu Apr 11 17:17:11 PDT 2002
The previous message on this topic had an underlying assumption, namely,
that two different font resource objects cannot have the same BaseFont name.
While the PDF specification allows this, Acrobat 3 can't deal with it.
Acrobat 4 and 5 can handle it, but I think they too may get confused if a
single file has more than one font subset with the same BaseFont name (minus
the XXXXXX+ prefix). What I do know definitely is that this issue has
caused literally years of frustrating struggle, and that switching to a
design in which multiple gs_fonts with the same data are merged into a
single PDF font resource should eliminate this problem definitively.
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