[gs-bugs] [Bug 691006] Arial Font with Degree-Symbol is too narrow

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Tue Jan 25 10:52:54 UTC 2011


http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=691006

--- Comment #19 from Chris Liddell <chris.liddell at artifex.com> 2011-01-25 10:52:50 UTC ---
Two of the fonts aren't embedded in either the PS source, nor the PDF (
http://bugs.ghostscript.com/attachment.cgi?id=5800 ): Times-Roman and Helvetica
(used for Arial).

As both Times-Roman and Helvetica are Postscript/PDF "base fonts" they are
generally not embedded.

The method of glyph positioning is not "wrong", but as I said, can be a bit
risky unless you can guarantee the same font versions from the same foundry are
available throughout the workflow.

Okay, here's a suggestion:

If you go to "Control Panel"-> Printers and right-click the PDFCreator printer
device, and select "Properties" from the context menu. In the resulting
dialogue, select the "Device Settings" tab. In that tab, is a "tree" of
settings, and there should be a collapsed list of the "Font Substitution
Table". Click the "+" to expand the font "Font Substitution Table", and scroll
down to find the entry for "Arial". It defaults to substituting Arial with
Helvetica. Clicking where it lists Helvetica as the substitute for Arial will
give you a drop down menu of other options - from it, select "Don't
Substitute".

While you're there, there is also a similar entry for Times-Roman to substitute
with Times, I'd also change that to "Don't Substitute" for the most consistent
results.

Click "Apply", and retest. With those settings I get a nice PDF out with the
correct spacing.

Hope that's of some help!

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