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Re: PDF reader that overrides fonts



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On 2008-06-06 14:24, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> I have 20-odd PDF's that I must read. They have a terrible
> handwritten-type font embedded in them and I cannot read them! The
> PDFs are text, not images, as I've been able to copy the text and
> paste to OpenOffice successfully. However, the documents are Materials
> Engineering documents with charts and diagrams, so simply copying and
> pasting the whole thing is unacceptable. Is there a PDF reader that
> lets one override the embedded fonts?

If it's just that they look unreadable on screen, you could try a
different pdf reader. I've had the experience that some strange
bitmapped fonts look better on acroread (from [1]) than on kpdf, xpdf.

I don't know how to replace the fonts, but maybe you could have a look at:

pstoedit - a tool converting PostScript and PDF files into various
vector graphic formats

skencil, inkscape are programs to edit svg.

(Have not tried it myself)

HTH,

Johannes

[1] http://debian-multimedia.org
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