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Missing PDF Fonts: Why It Happens and What You Can Do About It
Fonts are the essential elements of any portable document format (PDF) file, but are often taken for granted by most readers. But what if you are a developer

losing you letter  to varying sizes without losing too many details. By contrast, bitmap fonts lose their detailed edges and often appear jagged or choppy when resized (Figure 6 on page 9). Figure 6. Font Type Scalability Differences Hinting: When Scalability Isn’t Enough Even though outline fonts are scalable, there are many instances in which proper rasterization can be compromised. For example, different applications, output devices, or printers can affect rasterization. To address this problem hinting technologies

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